The Internet has not only changed the way we communicate, it’s changed the way we love and lust.
True, almost all adults have seen X-rated material, but to my mind, it comes down to this: You can have a glass of cabernet each night, but if you’re slugging down hooch, then scrounging in a frenzy for the rubbing alcohol, you’ve got a problem. Given the temptation and ease of cybering, it can be the ultimate anonymous high, numbing stress and self-doubts.Sadly, like the gluttonous Augustus Gloop who fell into Wonka’s river of chocolate, once each deed is done, it can feel like you’re drowning in a river of disgust and compulsion.Reason is lost and after a while, it’s no longer fun, but a terrifying, dangerous and expensive ride out of reality and into the abyss. I live with him and he supports me so I don’t think I can leave him. You’re involved, you spend your days and nights nookie-surfing, you wonder if cybersex is cheating, your cyber-guy is giving you guilt-grief, you’d leave your boyfriend but you don’t have a job … Typing.* May I suggest you confine your extracurricular activities to practicing that skill.In addition, deception, fraud, force, and coercion are often used to recruit victims (UNODC 2000, Article 3(a)) although that should not be the main factor when investigating and prosecuting these crimes; for children proof of the threat or use of force or coercion is not required.Already a hidden crime due to the difficulty of identifying the traffickers and victims, the advances in internet technology have offered traffickers a new mechanism to escape detection from law enforcement.Let’s look …A CLICK AWAY: CYBERSEX ADDICTIONDear Marnie: My heart is breaking. The visual aid film was “Nanook of the North.” Two kids in the room were watching Nanook; the rest were waiting for the appearance of a bare-breasted, female Eskimo. Heavy “porn” was still illegal in many states and only found in the back of “specialty” shops and later, in X-rated movie theaters.