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Facebook Infidelity Just as Painful as In-Person Cheating

In olden days secret love letters were sealed with wax and delivered by a third party. Now it’s just a matter of a few keystrokes and clicks to send illicit correspondence as. A group of researchers sought to quantify the pain of cheating over the Internet versus old fashioned communication.

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Digital Devices, Sex Addiction, and the Workplace

A surprisingly large percentage of sex addicts, porn addicts, and love addicts enter treatment after they are caught misusing work-issued computers, smartphones, and other digital devices. Usually, during work hours or against specific company regulations, they’ve been looking at porn, flirting and planning hookups via “adult friend finder” apps, sexting, having webcam sex, or whatever. Frankly, the list of ways in which company-issued digital devices are misused by sex, porn, and love addicts is endless (and constantly expanding as new “abusable” technologies hit the market almost daily).

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Online Infidelity Marketplace Ashley Madison Sued by Jilted Husband

A Charlotte man is attempting to sue online infidelity website Ashley Madison for facilitating his wife’s affair. The website isn’t his only target—the other man who was involved in the affair is also involved in the legal action—but the lawsuit raises several issues with North Carolina’s outdated “alienation of affection” laws, as well as who is really responsible in cases of infidelity. As you may expect, the website is defending its position by saying that the site itself isn’t responsible for the affair, but taking into consideration previous “alienation of affection” cases and the website’s blatant tagline “Life is short. Have an affair,” their legal defense could be standing on shaky ground.

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Sharing Intimate Images via Mobile Devices Common

Sharing Intimate Images via Mobile Devices CommonSmart phones, tablets and laptops make life convenient and information instant. But an Internet security company wants users to know that communication technology may result in negative consequences.

The sharing of intimate texts, photos and video content are becoming common, with users sometimes taking little initiative to protect the information from being hacked. A report by McAfee, which calls itself the world’s largest dedicated security technology company, is their second annual survey detailing the ways consumers are sharing intimate data. 

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Sexting Negatively Impacts Committed Relationships

The popularity of mobile Internet devices has exponentially multiplied the number of activities one can engage in while on the move. No longer tied to a desktop to send and wait for emails, individuals can rapidly converse with another person anywhere, anytime. While most teens may consider this to be a convenience, the interruption of family life, study time and other activities have their consequences. In addition, for those that experience bullying, they may feel as if there is nowhere to hide.

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Childhood Trauma Can Lead to Sex Addiction

Childhood Trauma Can Lead to Sex Addiction Sex addiction is the common term for the presence of compulsive sex-related urges, thoughts or actions that exert their influence even when they produce clearly negative consequences for the individual. Although the condition is not officially recognized, a substantial amount of scientific evidence points to its existence. In a study published in late 2013 in the journal Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, a team of British researchers used a series of testing procedures to help identify some of the childhood-related factors that appear to contribute to the onset of a sex addiction in adulthood. 

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Your Brain on Porn – Part 2

Continued from “Your Brain on Porn – Part 1

Like junk food, the Internet and online porn have more capacity to lead to an addiction than drugs. How is this? The explanation lies in that they each involve a supernormal stimulus that correlates to normal human needs—food and sex. Drugs aren’t a natural human need; while they have clear addictive potential, far fewer people actually become addicted to them. Highly novel sex and ultra-palatable foods, however, are an easy lure because our brains and our bodies already know that we need and want them.

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Your Brain on Porn

Regardless of the moral stance one may take on pornography, the education and awareness of what porn does to the brain is sadly lacking and society as a whole remains generally ignorant to the truth about the physical and psychological effects of porn use. There is a damaging misconception that the decision to view online pornography is a simple matter of sexual morality. We can justify it in any number of ways to evade guilt, but guilt is not the great offender here. And guilt, while it may be oppressive or inconvenient, is not sufficient cause to avoid something that seemingly everyone else is doing and enjoying. 

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Porn Addiction, Internet Addiction or Both? – Part 2

Continued from “Porn Addiction, Internet Addiction or Both? – Part 1 

Like other Internet-based activities, such as online gaming and social media interaction, Internet porn is highly novel and promotes constant, repeated, instant gratification, validation and satisfaction, keeping the user continually coming back for more. In this regard, Internet porn and the addiction that can arise from it would mimic any other type of Internet-related addiction such as online gaming, cyber chatting and cyber relationships, social media and information.

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Porn Addiction, Internet Addiction or Both? – Part 1

As technology marches forward, our addictions march with it. We develop cravings and needs and highs and fixes where previously there were none. We find new ways to isolate from the community and belonging and we discover novel methods of satisfying deep emotional needs, escaping the lives we can’t stand and attempting to alleviate the stress of living in the modern world.

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