Women, Female Sex and Love Addicts, and Use of the Internet (2012)

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COMMENTS: depression, withdrawal, attempted suicide, childhood sexual abuse, and exposure to pornography as a child are higher in female sex and love addicts

DOI: 10.1080/10720162.2012.660430

M. Deborah Corleya & Joshua N. Hookb

pages 53-76

Published online: 09 Apr 2012

Abstract

This article reviews changes in use of Internet by women over the past decade compared to previous decades. In a study of self-identified female sex and love addicts (FSLA) compared to non-addict women, data related to Internet use revealed significant differences on hypersexual behavior and cybersex subscales between women who identify as FSLA having cybersex problems, FSLA's without cybersex problems, and women without cybersex or FLSA. Other areas in which significant differences were found were symptoms of depression, withdrawal, attempted suicide, childhood sexual abuse, and exposure to pornography as a child.