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Online Sex Addiction

Private Counselling for Internet Sex Addiction in Sydney & Nationally Online

Internet-sex is also called Cybersex, Computer-sex, Netsex, Mudsex, Tinysex, and colloquially cybering. Internet sex is around for more than a decade. More recently, therapists report increasing numbers of online sex addiction.

Our online sex addiction therapy helps those addicted to internet-sex or cybersex which is a virtual sex encounter between two or more participants, who connect via Computer, Smart-Phone, i-Pad, Tablet, or Social Media, and engage in exchanging messages with explicit sexual content, featuring sexual fantasies and virtual sexual role-play.

Internet-sex participants may, or may not, include real-life masturbation. The quality of sexual stimulation depends on the participants’ ability to evoke vivid and arousing mental pictures in the minds of their partners.


The most common Internet-sex locations that people with online sex addiction use are sex-chat-rooms, email, social media, websites, and instant messenger systems. In addition, some Internet-sex addicts maintain personal profiles on various sex or relationship dating sites for purposes of attracting either virtual, or real life sex partners. Web-cams may be used to provide visual enhancement. Internet-sex is a mostly non commercialised pursuit, however, several sex companies feature employed sex workers, and offer paid memberships.


In recent years, online sex addiction or machine enhanced sexual addiction, is increasing as more people access the Internet. Many online sex addicts share histories of pornography addiction, and escalations of sexually explicit online acting-out behaviours with like-minded others. On occasions, acting-out behaviours escalate into personally meeting the online sex partner for sex. Machine Enhanced Sexual Addictions, or Online Sex Addictions, are known of bearing an increased risk in speeding up the process of addicting to sexual stimuli, and influencing sexual behaviour significantly, due to a perceived and false protection ritual nicknamed ‘Tripple A Engine’, including; Perceived Anonymity, Availability, and Easy Access.


Some Cybersex users enter sex chat-rooms by using avatars. Avatars are attractive because they protect privacy and provide anonymity. Avatars may unleash creativity to almost limitless fantasy role-play as a ‘third person’ persona. Participants, who enter on-line role-play as avatars, may retain their character for the entire duration of their on-line relationship.


Individuals use online sex for a variety of addictive, or non-addictive reasons. Teenagers may be curious and want to explore sex safely, by avoiding a real person and possible STI infections.

Adults may see Cybersex as an extension to their sexuality, when sharing their sexual fantasies with like-minded others. For some, online sex is a forum of expressing sexual taboos that are too dangerous, too impractical, or too impossible to be experienced in real-life relationships.

Couples who live geographical separated lives, with little face-to-face contact, may use online sex to exchange their sexual needs as a tool to retain intimacy in their relationship. Other couples may use Cybersex  because they find it more manageable to communicate their sexual differences online and resolving sexual difficulties.


Users may make false assumptions about cybersex safety.

  • Internet-sex is often criticised because the partners have frequently little verifiable knowledge about each other. Gender, age, identity, motivation, and location of participants may be obscured.
  • Corrupt participants may record role-play sessions without the partner’s informed consent, and with an intend to disclose the content to others, or to distribute content in public.
  • Frequent use of Internet-sex can trigger high levels of sexual fantasy and abnormal sexual arousal. Online sex addiction carries a significant risk of developing sexual addiction and sexual compulsive disorders in a relative short period of time, in some cases within a number of months.


Internet sex, although not involving a real-life person, presents a new form of marital infidelity. Many relationships and marriages experience significant distress arising from non-consensual use of Internet-sex. Resulting separations and divorces occur with alarming frequency.


If you experience distress or marital conflict, caused by the use of Internet-sex, please contact Sex Addiction Australia for information or booking a confidential consultation. Call (+61) 02 9380 4486 or email