2010 The impact of compulsive cybersex behaviors on the family.

The family is frequently ignored when treating compulsive and sexual addiction. This led to this study that was inspired by a quick survey that was completed by 91 women and three men who felt they had suffered major negative effects as a result of another person’s involvement in cybersex. This reveals more that this condition affects the family as a whole as well as the recognized patient, spouse, or partner. Couples in this article who separated or divorced reported that cybersex addiction was a significant contributing factor. Partners reported that they thought that having affairs online was just as emotionally unpleasant as having affairs in person or offline.