Women who regularly visit porn sites might get addicted to cyber sex

Women who regularly visit pornography sites on internet are at a greater risk of developing cyber-sex addiction, says a significant study.

hidden August 06, 2014 11:48:54 IST
Women who regularly visit porn sites might get addicted to cyber sex

London: Women who regularly visit pornography sites on internet are at a greater risk of developing cyber-sex addiction, says a significant study.

Researchers compared the tendency toward cybersex addiction among heterosexual women who do or do not use internet pornography and factors predictive of developing cybersex addiction.

Women who regularly visit porn sites might get addicted to cyber sex

Representational image. Agencies.

“The authors found that cybersex addiction among heterosexual female users is similar to that of heterosexual males,” said Brenda K. Wiederhold from the Virtual Reality Medical Institute, Brussels, Belgium and Interactive Media Institute in San Diego, California.

The team explored the role of anticipating and receiving sexual gratification in the development of cybersex addiction.

Although the study population was only limited to individuals under 30, this helps to advance our understanding of cybersex addiction in females, Wiederhold added in a paper appeared in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.

Earlier, German researchers have shown that heavy porn viewing may make some women "hypersexual" - to have sex so frequently that it may cause them problems.

They found behavioural patterns in hypersexual women resembled behaviours previously identified in hypersexual men.

These behaviours include pornography dependence, excessive masturbation and promiscuity.

IANS

Updated Date:

also read

Chelsea beat Manchester United for third Women's Super League title on the trot
Sports

Chelsea beat Manchester United for third Women's Super League title on the trot

The comeback win against United after trailing twice ensured Arsenal did not overtake Chelsea with a 2-0 victory over West Ham at the same time.

Rajasthan Royals 'would love' to have a Women's IPL team
First Cricket News

Rajasthan Royals 'would love' to have a Women's IPL team

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has said that the board is hoping to start Women's IPL in 2023.

'Avoid provocation when meeting men': Taliban order Afghan women to wear all-covering burqa in public
World

'Avoid provocation when meeting men': Taliban order Afghan women to wear all-covering burqa in public

Taliban chief Hibatullah Akhundzada's decree also said that if women had no important work outside it was 'better they stay at home'