In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior (2nd Edition)


This edition has been updated with the latest information, equipping readers with specific strategies for recognizing and changing compulsive online sexual behaviors.

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By Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., and others

As Internet usage has exploded in recent years, so has the prevalence of compulsive online sexual behavior, a problem first addressed in the breakthrough first edition of this book.

When accessing porn can be done at home on a computer, when people can view and participate in sexual activities anonymously, when younger and younger children are being exposed to sex online, when virtual interactions take over, limiting, and even destroying real-time relationships, we are in crisis.
Compulsive online sexual behavior is a real and growing problem. However, the situation is not hopeless. For those who are seeing signs of significant online problems in themselves or a loved one, this updated edition provides answers, understanding, and tools for recovery.
With the latest statistics, discussion of recent technologies and devices, and new thinking on developing a healthy relationship with the Internet and avoiding relapse, this book offers authoritative, professional advice for achieving lasting, healthy change and healing.
264 pages. Softcover. 2007.
  1. The Shadow Side of the Net
  2. Do I Have a Problem With Cybersex?
  3. Understanding Problematic Sexual Behavior on the Internet
  4. What Turns You On? The Arousal Template
  5. Courtship Gone Awry
  6. Boundaries
  7. Taking That First Step
  8. Changing the Way You Live
  9. Preventing Relapse: Maintaining the Changes You’ve Made
  10. Family Dynamics and Cybersex
  11. The Web Frontier



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