Monday, September 9, 2013

Signs of Teen Cybersex Addiction

Signs of Teen Cybersex Addiction

Bookmarks sexual online sites.

Spends more than 5 hours per week using the computer and/or cell phone for sexual purposes.

Searches for sexual material through an Internet search tool.

Internet sex has interfered with important parts of life (peer relationships, family relationships, homework, etc).

Participates in sexually related chats.

Has a sexualized username or screen name.

Masturbates while on the Internet.

Accesses sexual sites from computers at school or friend’s house.

Conceals the sexual use of the computer from family and friends.

Lies about the use of technology for cybersex when confronted by a friend, parent or other adult.

Intentionally seeks out and views pornography on the Internet.

Stays up after midnight to access sexual material online.

Uses the Internet to experiment with different aspects of sexuality (e.g., bondage, fetishes, anal sex, etc.).

Promises to stop using the Internet for sexual purposes.

Uses cybersex as a reward for accomplishing a task (e.g., finishing a project, homework, stressful day, etc.).

Feels anxious, angry, or disappointed when unable to access sexual
content online.

Engages in increasingly risky behaviors when online (has given out name and phone number to strangers, has met strangers offline, views child pornography, etc.).

Meets face to face with strangers met online for romantic/sexual purposes.

Uses sexual humor and innuendo with others while online.

Has seen sexual images/videos of other teens online.

Posts and views sexual photos and/or messages on Facebook or other social media sites.

Stores sexualized photos obtained online.

Posts and views sexualized videos online (YouTube, Google Video, etc.).

Treatment for cybersex addiction includes a combination of:

 Individual therapy
 Family therapy
 Group therapy
Recreational/Outdoor Therapy

For more information contact Christopher Mulligan: 310-287-1640 or email
Office Address:11140 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

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