What's so alluring about porn, or cybersex, that we cling to it in such massive numbers?
Or is this just an obsession with the novelty of virtual sex, a rash of "addiction" that will wear itself out in the next few years?
But I would expect a premium site with almost 16 million members to have at least one interesting chat room, wouldn't you?
And good cyber must still exist, if 8 million people are addicted to it.
That's not filling.)Cybersex, on the other hand, is active – interactive – and it involves a lot more than just your visual cortex.
But if is correct and even Canadians are spending too much time pursuing sex online, perhaps we should put some effort into figuring out why.
Professor Aaron Ben-Ze'ev's book cites a number of examples of how cybersex has had positive effects for people, especially women, without downplaying the damage we can do to ourselves if we don't play it smart.
I expect the rates of online sex addiction to decline significantly after the novelty wears off and the majority of people learn that the internet really is just another tool, not an answer.
A core of regulars would form, resulting in either a welcoming environment for newbies or an exclusionary, clique-driven hierarchy, depending on where you went. But as one woman observed in the Sex Drive forum, chat has changed.
"At some time I cannot pinpoint," she says, "a set of people started using chat as a way to make the contact to meet or call others for sex, like it was one big pool of people waiting for an offer.... It's getting more and more difficult to find someone who'll type more than three words a line and actually spell out words."I looked, this past week, for good cyber.