Prevalence, Severity, and Correlates of Problematic Sexual Internet Use in Swedish Men and Women

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Prevalence, Severity, and Correlates of Problematic Sexual Internet Use in Swedish Men and Women

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dc.contributor.author Ross, Michael W.
dc.contributor.author Månsson, Sven-Axel
dc.contributor.author Danebäck, Kristian
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-20T13:07:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-20T13:07:37Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0004-0002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13186
dc.description.abstract The content and prevalence of problematic Internet sexual use was investigated in a sample of 1,913 Internet-recruited younger Swedish men and women. Five items as part of a larger Internet sexual use study addressed problems associated with it, control, dysphoria, feeling “addicted,” and feeling the need for treatment. The resulting scale of Internet sexual problems indicated that 5% of women and 13% of men reported some problems, with 2% of women and 5% of men indicating serious problems across the five items. Of five predictors of problematic use, three were significant: religiosity, having negative experiences with Internet sexual use, and frequency of pornography viewing. The viewing and sharing of pornography was most closely associated with reported problems. Data also suggested that having some very specific pornographic content interests were associated with an increase in reported problems. While these data were limited by the non-random nature of the sample, they suggest that Internet sexual problems are measurable, are a subset of Internet addiction with sexual content, and affect a small but significant proportion of the Internet-using population. en_US
dc.format.extent 8
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.subject Internet en_US
dc.subject Addiction en_US
dc.subject Sexual addiction en_US
dc.subject Pornography en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Prevalence, Severity, and Correlates of Problematic Sexual Internet Use in Swedish Men and Women en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10508-011-9762-0 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Archives of Sexual Behavior;2
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 41
dc.format.ePage 466
dc.format.sPage 459
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