I am getting asked more about cybersex and online pornography addiction from therapists.It seems to be a growing problem in their practices.There are two basic principles to follow: Principle One: Learn to moderate legitimate use of the Internet.Principle Two: Abstain from all contact with sexual material online.The relapse process is especially difficult for the cybersex addict due to the stop-start relapse cycle.The cycle is an internal dialogue that serves to maintain the compulsive behavior.
Any views and opinions expressed are not necessarily shared by Good Recovery means relearning how to use the Internet in order to make better choices about time spent online, with success being measured through objective, measurable time management goals and abstinence requirements that are achieved and maintained.Goals should include a reduction in the number of hours you spend online in total, the ability to maintain abstinence from adult online content, and an increase in other offline activities.I go a few weeks, then the pressure seems to build up inside. I wear myself down, and the whole process starts all over again and I feel defeated that I will never get rid of these feelings.
I play mind games with myself, telling myself just a little won’t hurt. The temptation is constantly there and relapse is just a click away.” Relapse is a common struggle for anyone in recovery, but the problem often seems compounded by the need to use the computer while in recovery from cybersexual addiction.
Each time I log off after cybersex, I promise myself that I will never do it again.