The internet and its role in the escalation of sexually compulsive behaviour | Female consumers of pornography | Scoop.it

Internet sex.....can act as a catalyst, affecting established defences and ego and superego functioning......Internet sex has the potential to fuel manic defences, invites narcissistic and part-object relating, provides a vehicle for the expression and disowning of sadistic impulses and can potentially undermine superego functioning. The combined effect of these processes may lead to a breakdown of ego controls in vulnerable individuals.

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Curator comment: one of a small grouping of psychoanalytic perspectives. 

 

Wood, Heather, "The internet and its role in the escalation of sexually compulsive behaviour", Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Vol. 25, No. 2, (2011), pages 127 - 142.

 

Abstract only.


Via Bill Herring LCSW, CSAT