Should virtual sex be treated like other sex addictions? (2000)
Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention
The majority of those addicted to virtual sex who present for outpatient and inpatient treatment usually have more pervasive sexual or other behavioral and/or chemical addictions. Case studies are presented to illustrate typical patients. Treatment recommendations are made for both outpatient and inpatient treatment. Beck Hopelessness Scale test results show a significant improvement in those treated with inpatient modalities. As in treating other sex addictions, imposing limits and enlisting the aid of others works for some cybersex addicts, while others need a period of complete abstinence or to eliminate computer use entirely.