4 thoughts on “4 Ways Social Media Can Enable Sex Addiction

  • November 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

    You must not live with kids between 8 and 15.

    The kids in this age cohort are actually extraordinarily connected to each other. Social media has the opposite effect of isolation. From what I can see, they have as much face-to-face interaction with each other as those of earlier generations did, but then add on the texting, FB, Intragram, etc. The result is not isolation, but connection.

    Does social media contribute to porn addiction? Nonsense. Internet sexual image-hunting might, in theory. Social media as a contributor to sex addiction? Pshaw!

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  • November 7, 2012 at 10:32 am

    People are using the internet, to socialize and get laid. Or, at least fantasize about getting laid, or read about other people getting laid. Where do problems arise? One problem, is kids, mainly girls/young ladies, being approached online, by older guys. Like, adults. Well, also older teens, and, while seemingly innocuous fun, it bears remembering that when you’re dealing with people online, you have no earthly clue who you’re interacting with, until/unless you actually meet them ‘in the flesh’ at some future point, and, you might not want to, for various reasons, because that handsome guy you’re talking with, with the beefcake picture on their Facebook page, might not look anything like that, or that sweet young hottie…might also be a man. Recently, a young lady of 15 committed suicide, after being harassed and coerced online, threatened and humiliated, and so forth. And, that’s just one example of social network-related crime. Online bullying being just one bad example, what other kind of trouble could you find in the cybersphere, if you looked hard enough? There’s also the subject of voyeurism, which this article neatly dodged, and the nosy neighbors, and the people that might approach you, ask a couple key questions of the unaware, who might then become bitterly aware of being ripped off of their worldly possessions at a later time, by courteously informing the online community of their whereabouts and daily doings and approx. time of departure from the house etc. The world is not universally populated by nice people, be conservative in your online dealings with others, and take care in whom you place your trust, you might live to regret it later. Don’t get abaducted, don’t get pregnant, and if you see something that looks shaky or quesitonable, notify the P.D. They are also online, but they’re not omnipresent. Social media/online porn: This gets back to voyeurism, and people looking for a vicarious online sexual thrill. What kind of pictures have you posted of yourself online? How about the kids? Something to consider…

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  • November 7, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I know many people in their 50’s who prefer texting to talking on phone. It’s fun to be able to see conversations, you don’t have to answer right away, so you can think before you “speak”. You can use smilies which defines intent often better than words alone. People are adapting to what is available and what suits them best. It’s not just one decade of people who prefer texting. 😉

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    • November 8, 2012 at 3:53 am

      Are these older people in their 50’s texting, or sexting? Transmitting pornographic images of themselves?

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