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de Alarcón, Rubén and de la Iglesia, Javier I and Casado, Nerea M and Montejo, Angel L (2019) Online porn addiction: what we know and what we don't - a systematic review. Journal of Clinical Medicine , 8 , (1) . doi: 10.3390/jcm8010091.

External website: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC63522...

In the last few years, there has been a wave of articles related to behavioral addictions; some of them have a focus on online pornography addiction. However, despite all efforts, we are still unable to profile when engaging in this behavior becomes pathological. Common problems include: sample bias, the search for diagnostic instrumentals, opposing approximations to the matter, and the fact that this entity may be encompassed inside a greater pathology (i.e., sex addiction) that may present itself with very diverse symptomatology. Behavioral addictions form a largely unexplored field of study, and usually exhibit a problematic consumption model: loss of control, impairment, and risky use. Hypersexual disorder fits this model and may be composed of several sexual behaviors, like problematic use of online pornography (POPU).

Online pornography use is on the rise, with a potential for addiction considering the "triple A" influence (accessibility, affordability, anonymity). This problematic use might have adverse effects in sexual development and sexual functioning, especially among the young population. We aim to gather existing knowledge on problematic online pornography use as a pathological entity. Here we try to summarize what we know about this entity and outline some areas worthy of further research.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
International, Open Access, Review, Article
Drug Type
Behavioural addiction
Date
15 January 2019
Identification #
doi: 10.3390/jcm8010091
Volume
8
Number
1
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