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“Predicting Compulsive Internet Use: It’s All about Sex!”

Posted on May 11, 2017, in Addiction, Internet, Research

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Title: Predicting Compulsive Internet Use: It’s All about Sex!
Publication: CyberPsychology & Behavior
Author: Meerkerk, G.J., R. J. J. M. V. D. Eijnden, and H.F.L. Garresten
Date: 02/23/2006

ABSTRACT The objective of this research was to assess the predictive power of various Internet applications on the development of compulsive Internet use (CIU). The study has a two-wave longitudinal design with an interval of 1 year. The first measurement contained 447 adult heavy Internet users who used the Internet at least 16 h per […]

“Sexual Excitability and Dysfunctional Coping Determine Cybersex Addiction in Homosexual Males”

Posted on May 4, 2017, in Addiction, Cybersex, Men, Research

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Title: Sexual Excitability and Dysfunctional Coping Determine Cybersex Addiction in Homosexual Males
Publication: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Author: Laier, Christian, Matthias Brand, and Jaro Pekal
Date: 10/15/2015

ABSTRACT Cybersex addiction (CA) has been mostly investigated in heterosexual males. Recent findings have demonstrated an association between CA severity and indicators of sexual excitability, and that coping by sexual behaviors mediated the relationship between sexual excitability and CA symptoms. The aim of this study was to test this mediation in a sample of homosexual […]

“Conscious and Non-Conscious Measures of Emotion: Do They Vary with Frequency of Pornography Use?”

Posted on May 1, 2017, in Addiction, Brain Science, Relationships, Research

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Title: Brain Structure and Functional Connectivity Associated with Pornography Consumption
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Author: Kunaharan, Sajeev, Shannon Bosshard, Sean Halpin, Thiagarajan Sitharthan,, and Peter Walla.
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Abstract: Increased pornography use has been a feature of contemporary human society, with technological advances allowing for high speed internet and relative ease of access via a multitude of wireless devices. Does increased pornography exposure alter general emotion processing? Research in the area of pornography use is heavily reliant on conscious self-report measures. However, increasing […]

“Altered Appetitive Conditioning and Neural Connectivity in Subjects with Compulsive Sexual Behavior”

Posted on April 26, 2017, in Addiction, Brain Science, Research

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Title: Altered Appetitive Conditioning and Neural Connectivity in Subjects with Compulsive Sexual Behavior
Publication: The Journal of Sexual Medicine
Author: Klucken, Tim, Onno Kruse, Sina Wehrum-Osinsky, Jan Schweckendiek,, and Rudolf Stark
Date: 04/01/2016

Abstract Introduction There has been growing interest in a better understanding of the etiology of compulsive sexual behavior (CSB). It is assumed that facilitated appetitive conditioning might be an important mechanism for the development and maintenance of CSB, but no study thus far has investigated these processes. Aim To explore group differences in neural activity […]

“Can Pornography be Addictive? An fMRI Study of Men Seeking Treatment for Problematic Pornography Use”

Posted on April 3, 2017, in Addiction, Brain Science, Men, Research

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Title: Can Pornography be Addictive? An fMRI Study of Men Seeking Treatment for Problematic Pornography Use
Publication: Neuropsychopharmacology
Author: Gola, Mateusz, Bartosz Kossowski, Scott Makeig, Artur Marchewka, Marc N. Potenza, Guillaume Sescousse, Michał Lew-Starowicz, Małgorzata Wordecha, and Marek Wypych
Date: 01/30/2017

Abstract Pornography consumption is highly prevalent, particularly among young adult males. For some individuals, problematic pornography use (PPU) is a reason for seeking treatment. Despite the pervasiveness of pornography, PPU appears under-investigated, including with respect to the underlying neural mechanisms. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we examined ventral striatal responses to erotic and monetary […]

“Cybersex Addiction Among College Students: A Prevalence Study”

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

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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

ABSTRACT 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 […]

“Cyberpornography: Time Use, Perceived Addiction, Sexual Functioning, and Sexual Satisfaction”

Posted on March 3, 2017, in Addiction, Psychological, Research, Statistics

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Title: Cyberpornography: Time Use, Perceived Addiction, Sexual Functioning, and Sexual Satisfaction
Publication: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Author: Blais-Lecours, Sarah, Natacha Godbout, Stéphane Sabourin, and Marie-Pier Vaillancourt-Morel
Date: 11/01/2016

ABSTRACT Using pornography through the Internet is now a common activity even if associated sexual outcomes, including sexual satisfaction, are highly variable. The present study tested a two-step sequential mediation model whereby cyberpornography time use is related to sexual satisfaction through the association with, in a first step, perceived addiction to cyberpornography (i.e., perceived compulsivity, […]

Exploring the Relationship between Sexual Compulsivity and Attentional Bias to Sex-Related Words in a Cohort of Sexually Active Individuals

Posted on March 1, 2017, in Addiction, Physiological, Psychological, Research

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Title: Exploring the Relationship between Sexual Compulsivity and Attentional Bias to Sex-Related Words in a Cohort of Sexually Active Individuals
Publication: European Addiction Research
Author: Albery, Ian P., Dan Frings, Cassandra Hogan, Henry Lee Johnson, Jessica Lowry, and Antony C. Moss
Date: 10/01/2016

Abstract Background/Aims: If sexual compulsivity and other addictive behaviours share common aetiology, contemporary proposals about the role of attentional processes in understanding addictive behaviours are relevant. Methods: To examine attentional biases for sex-related words among sexually active individuals and the relationship between sexual compulsivity and sexual behavioural engagement with attentional bias, 55 sexually active individuals […]

“Predicting Compulsive Internet Use: It’s All about Sex!”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Addiction, Internet, Research

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Title: "Predicting Compulsive Internet Use: It's All about Sex!"
Publication: CyberPsychology & Behavior 9.1
Author: Meerkerk, Gert-Jan, Regina JJM Van Den Eijnden, and Henk FL Garretsen
Date: 02/23/2006

Abstract The objective of this research was to assess the predictive power of various Internet applications on the development of compulsive Internet use (CIU). The study has a two-wave longitudinal design with an interval of 1 year. The first measurement contained 447 adult heavy Internet users who used the Internet at least 16 h per […]

“Methamphetamine Acts on Subpopulations of Neurons Regulating Sexual Behavior in Male Rats”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Addiction, Brain Science, Psychological, Research

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Title: "Methamphetamine Acts on Subpopulations of Neurons Regulating Sexual Behavior in Male Rats"
Publication: Neuroscience 166.3
Author: Frohmader, Karla S., et al.
Date: 03/31/2010

Abstract Methamphetamine (Meth) is a highly addictive stimulant. Meth abuse is commonly associated with the practice of sexual risk behavior and increased prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Meth users report heightened sexual desire, arousal, and sexual pleasure. The biological basis for this drug-sex nexus is unknown. The current study demonstrates that Meth administration in […]