Unlike conventional therapy patients, these cyberchat addicts don't need to waste hours of time and thousands of dollars trying to overcome their "resistance." Pressured to produce a shocking, witty, outrageous or perverse persona lest they become cyberwallflowers, they regress on line instantaneously and seemingly universally.
As one participant explained: "You have to keep a person interested.
However there are still risks involved and, as with any type of sexual activity, it is never ok for someone to coerce (pressure) you into anything sexual you don't want.
Though the authors give valuable information in regards to such phenomena as projective identification, sensory deprivation, lowering of habitual self-conscious defense mechanisms, etc.; it fails to compare and contrast these phenomena between our realities in such a way as to provide a foundation for making wise cyber choices.
It is very difficult to write any book; and certainly this subject matter is resistant to typical definitions in the absence of all the affect of real life inducements that typify reactive behaviors.
47.5%; however, the growth rate of women on the Internet has been steadily rising while men use of the Internet has been declining since 1995 (Headcount, Online).
According to GVU, nearly 38% of women on the Internet are married (GVUs WWW User Surveys, Online).
Originally, the medias stereotypical Internet users were predominately young, introverted, computer-oriented males (Center for On-Line Addiction, Online).