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ERIC Number: EJ836173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 16
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ISSN: ISSN-1557-1874
Cyber-Porn Dependence: Voices of Distress in an Italian Internet Self-Help Community
Cavaglion, Gabriel
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, v7 n2 p295-310 Apr 2009
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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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy