Cyber-porn Dependence: Voices of Distress in an Italian Internet Self-help Community

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  • author:

    Gabriel Cavaglion
  • published in

    : 2009
  • summary

    : This study analyzes narratives of cyber-porn users and defines major patterns of distress as self-reported by contributors to a self-help group in the Internet. It applies narrative analysis methodology to 2000 messages sent by 302 members of an Italian self-help Internet community for cyber-porn dependents (noallapornodipendenza). This paper focuses directly on the narratives of cyber-porn dependents, as they define themselves to analyze the major patterns of distress and characterize the extent and manifestations of their self-defined dysfunction. According to these testimonials in the collected messages, we should suggest that cyber-porn dependence is for many a real mental disorder that can have destructive implications for personal well-being, social adaptation, work, sex life and family relations.
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  • type

    : article in journal
  • publisher

    : Springer New York
  • is part of a publication

    : International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
  • volume

    : 7
  • issue

    : 2
  • copyright

    : © Springer. Part of Springer Science+Business Media
  • other publication details

    : apr. 2009
  • original language

    : English
  • article pagination

    : start page: 295 - end page: 310
  • keywords

    : cyber-pornography , internet sexual dependence , self-help groups
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