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Women addicted to porn

answered 11:06 PM EST, Thu July 11, 2013
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Can women ever get addicted to porn or is this just something that happens to men?

Dr. Jennifer Martin Says...

Dr. Jennifer Martin J. Martin
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It is estimated that 80% of porn addicts are men and 20% are women. Research has shown that people who would not otherwise become sex addicts are lured into compulsive sexual behavior through the "Triple A" engine of the Internet; referring to the anonymity, accessibility and affordability of online pornography.  Experts agree that the Internet facilitates the escalation of sexual addiction not only to those predisposed to this compulsive behavior but also to individuals who otherwise would not develop this condition. 

Women tend to be addicted to romance and relationships more frequently than to sex. For example, when accessing sexually explicit sites online, women are shown to prefer chat rooms involving relational contact, as opposed to passive, solitary activities of viewing pornography.  

Unlike men who seek sex online, women are more likely to pursue an offline meeting with the individual they meet on the Internet.  One study reveals that 80% of female cybersex addicts sought in person meetings with their online sexual partner. The danger inherent in this tendency is yet to be fully documented. 

 

 

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