Kimberly Young, Ph D, who is the founder and director of the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery in Bradford, Pennsylvania, agrees that virtual worlds can allow individuals to explore new types of sexual behavior.
“An interest in what constitutes infidelity isn’t new. In virtual life, everyone wants to push those boundaries a little bit.” Which brings me back to my wife.
” Kyle Machulis, operator of slashdong.org, a Web site about the combination of sex and technology and a self-described “tinkerer/hacker/pioneer/visionary in the realm of sex technology,” is a major proponent of open-source teledildonics.
But, he says, the real-world functionality of computer-enabled sex toys hasn’t really caught up with its potential.
Young says addictive cybersex behavior appears more common among males.
She estimates that men comprise 60% of the clients who come to her center seeking help for sexual online compulsivity issues.