The counseling center at the University of Rochester offers a useful checklist to help people with cyber sex addiction, and their friends and families, to recognize the problem.
According to the University counselors, you may be addicted to cyber sex if: Other warning signs may be part of addiction, or they may reveal that a person is at risk.
With the increasing popularity of the Internet and the easy availability of pornographic websites, cyber sex addiction is becoming a problem.Many people do enjoy adult chat rooms and pornographic sites without becoming addicted.Others, though, spend so much time on cyber sex that their lives and relationships suffer. Although sex chat and performances may be shared online, the participants are physically alone with their computers. Cyber sex addiction has the same characteristics as any other addiction. A person with addiction to cyber sex feels cravings for an online "fix" much like an alcoholic craves a drink.Being online becomes a priority, to the detriment of real-life relationships.
While a smartphone, tablet, or computer can be a hugely productive tool, compulsive use of these devices can interfere with your daily life, work, and relationships.When you spend more time on social media or playing games than you do interacting with real people, or you can’t stop yourself from repeatedly checking texts, emails, news feeds, websites, or apps—even when it has negative consequences in your life—it may be time to reassess your technology use.