“Cybersex Addiction Among College Students: A Prevalence Study”

Posted on March 30, 2017, in Addiction, Cybersex, Research

Publication Information

Title: Cybersex Addiction Among College Students: A Prevalence Study
Publication: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention
Author: Giordano, Amanda L., and Craig S. Cashwell
Date: 03/28/2017

With the ubiquity of Internet access in American society comes increased access to sexually explicit materials. Although online sexual behavior is not problematic in and of itself, for some it can become compulsive and addictive. One population that may be at heightened risk for cybersex addiction is the collegiate population. We surveyed 339 students and found that 10.3% scored in the clinical range for cybersex addiction. Further, we found significant gender differences among the clinical and non-clinical range groups as males were more likely to score in the clinical range for cybersex addiction.

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