Mumbai: Online pornography is not just a man’s thing. According to a new study, women are equally vulnerable to become addicts to internet porn, as reported in the telegraph.co.uk
Watching pornography excessively could also make some women ‘hypersexual’ – a personality disorder that involves spending excessive time engaged in sexual fantasies, according to a German study. The study mentioned that women ‘just as easily hooked on online porn as men’.
Previous research had suggested as many as 17 per cent of women describe themselves as “addicted” to online porn.
Researchers found out that behavioural patterns in hypersexual women resembled those previously observed in men with the same problem including pornography dependence and excessive masturbation.
The study involved 102 young women, half of whom were internet porn users and the others not, and assessed their addiction to sex.
Professor Matthias Brand, of Duisburg-Essen University in Germany, and his colleagues explored the role of anticipating and receiving sexual gratification in the development of cybersex addiction.