We do know that the numbers affected are rising - sexual addiction therapists are reporting a dramatic increase in the numbers of people seeking treatment.Internet sex addicts will spend increasing time online engaged in sexual activity.
Cybersociology Magazine was edited by Robin Hamman who, at the time, had completed his MA in Sociology at the University of Essex and was studying towards his MPhil and later was involved with the Hypermedia Research Centre at the University of Westminster.
Articles by Robin have appeared in a number of edited book collections, magazines and major newspapers.
One of the many false identities Deery has assumed online is something truly rare, even in this polluted pond—that of a middle-aged mother of two pre-pubescent girls who is offering them up for sex.
Baiting her hook with this forbidden fruit, she would cast the line and wait to see who bit. Men began vying for her attention the minute she logged on, night or day.
After months of prowling Internet chat rooms, posing as the mother of two young daughters, Detective Michele Deery thought she had a live one: “parafling,” a married, middle-aged man who claimed he wanted to have sex with her kids.
But was he just playing a twisted game of seduction?
The only window is high on the wall, over a tall filing cabinet, and opens into a well, below ground level.
The space feels like a cave, which has always struck Deery as about right, because her job is to talk dirty online to strange men. She has athletic good looks, with tawny skin, big brown eyes, and long straight brown hair that falls over her shoulders.
Cybersex addicts are equally male and female, the numbers are rising, and anyone seems vulnerable to the easy access and temptation of online explicit content.
Men tend to spend more time viewing pornography, and women tend to prefer more interactive and relationship oriented cyber sex, but beyond that, there is little understanding of who is most at risk for a cybersex addiction.
He's frequently interviewed by print and broadcast journalists from around the world, including The Independent, Miami Times, BBC Radio 2, BBC television and others.