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Online Sex Addiction After 50 : an Exploratory Study of Age-Related Vulnerability

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ŠEVČÍKOVÁ Anna BLINKA Lukas ŠKAŘUPOVÁ Kateřina VAŠEK David

Druh Článek v odborném periodiku
Časopis / Zdroj International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Fakulta sociálních studií

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www https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11469-019-00200-3
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11469-019-00200-3
Klíčová slova Ageing; Sexuality; Internet use; Pornography use; Internet sex addiction
Popis The population of internet users is aging, yet online sex addiction research remains limited to younger age groups. Our study aimed to explore the association between online sex addiction and vulnerabilities related to older age, such as the absence of a partner, changes in work career, and boredom. Out of 2,518 respondents who participated in an online survey, 158 (6.3%) were aged 50-77 and constituted the primary focus of the study. Linear regression analyses showed that occupational status, boredom (reasons for internet use), and involvement in cybersex predicted online sex addiction, and that relationship status and offline sex had no effect on addictive behaviour. There was no evidence for a moderating effect from the occupational status on the relationship between boredom and online sex addiction. The results suggest that older age does not protect against the development of online sex addiction and age-related vulnerability may amplify the risks.
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