The definitions of OSA and OSP continue to change and basic tools are essential to have a broader idea of the phenomenon and of the challenges and possibilities emerging from the double link between the Internet and sexuality. Online sexual activity: Cross-national comparison between United States and Peruvian college students. More accurate instruments are also necessary to help advanced clinical diagnosis and treatment for OSP. This is based on his MA Sociology dissertation, Cyborgasms: Cybersex Amongst Multiple-Selves and Cyborgs in the Narrow Bandwidth Space of AOL Chat Rooms.Erving Goffman, Dramaturgy, and On-Line Relationships By: Nikki Sannicolas -- Nikki Sannicolas, a Social and Behavioral Sciences Major at California State University, Monterey Bay has written an excellent paper that uses Goffman's theories of drama and life scripts to take a refreshingly original look at Online Relationships.
Although many of them are adequate for their own purposes, our review revealed a lack of standardized, internationally (culturally) accepted tools that are epidemiologically validated in general populations and that can be used to investigate OSA and to assess OSP. Researching Cybersex in Online Chat Rooms: the Ethnographic Approach By: Robin Hamman -- Online chat rooms have become the singles pubs of the nineties: a place where young people can go to meet new people, build friendships, find romance, and have safe sex.[Portugese Translation by Luciano Almeida, March 2000] Robin Hamman talks about the use of ethnographic research methodology in researching sex online.The empirical research on Internet sexuality has grown steadily since 1993. The most researched area to date has been the consumption of Internet pornography, which also has the greatest intensity of use compared to the other areas of Internet sexuality (cybersex, sex shop, sex education). In the last years, a strong double link has arisen between sexuality and this new medium: first, the Internet represented a novel arena for existing sexual practices; secondly, the Internet offered the chance to discover new sexual interests. This new sexual revolution has led to both positive and negative aspects, facilitating and enriching sexual functioning but also furnishing other risks for criminal, negative and harmful sexual conducts, or Online Sexual Problems (OSP). Online sexual activity experience of heterosexual students: Gender similarities and differences. To date, to the best of our knowledge, no review articles have been published that provide a systematic outline of questionnaires and scales for the evaluation in this field. The aim of this paper is to offer the most complete overview of these instruments focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of different questionnaires currently available to assess different dimensions of OSA, and to suggest a simple screener for OSP. This sexual revolution has resulted in both positive and negative aspects, enriching sexual functioning but also providing other risks for criminal, negative and harmful sexual conducts, or Online Sexual Problems (OSP).A deeper understanding of Internet sexuality is therefore important for practitioners who work in the psychological and sexological fields.