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Cyber-sexual addicts are adults who compulsively engage in sexually orientated activity by way of the internet While all addicts have some level of shame to contend with sufferers of this particular addiction are less likely to seek professional help because of the high levels of shame involved Putting them at risk of suffering elevated long term symptoms Although it is far less talked about it is not uncommon Currently over 60 percent of all visits on the internet involve a sexual purpose Schneider Para 1 2011 It is not only unclear as to how many of the 60 have an addiction but also just how accurate these numbers are With so many highly reputable professionals having so many different opinions on the subject of addiction it comes down to a matter of opinion rather than fact While not everyone agrees about the specifics the general information offers enough of the basics for someone to determine for themselves if they have a cybersex addiction Some of the more common types of cyber-sexual addiction include internet pornography adult chat room interaction and fantasy websites Most agree that this is an addiction of a compulsive nature and that many who fall victim did not suffer from a previous sexually driven addictionCyber affair addicts differ from cyber-sex addicts in the way they are bound by emotions and not so much sexual pleasure Cyber affair addiction often affects those who are lacking interpersonal skills or have self-esteem issues In addition those who are involved with multiple online relationships may be considered by some as addicts Many of people facing the possibility of addiction do so while in committed relationships A person can have a cyber affair and not be addicted and chances are that is because the affair involves only one other person or their use of social networking websites is geared towards recreation rather fulfilling an emotional
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