Sexual Deviance Online

Research and Readings

Elizabeth C. Dretsch and Robert Moore
eISBN-13: 9781531001728

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Sexual Deviance Online provides a research-based introduction to some of the lesser-known forms of sexual deviance taking place within an online environment. This is the first book to cover sexual deviance within Adult Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (AMMORPGs), sugar dating, MSM, bug chasing, child pornography, and sexting in one publication. Sexual Deviance Online examines each of these topics through published research and/or the authors' own original research findings.

Quinn and Forsyth provide the readers with a definition of sexual deviance online. They also explain how this concept has transformed with the evolution of the Internet. They provide several models of online sexual deviance.

Dretsch & Dretsch introduce the readers to the practice of virtual sex within adult massively multiplayer online role-playing games (AMMORPGs). This chapter also covers the impact of cybersex on real life relationships, psychosexual behavior, and the psychology of anonymity.

Lande covers the topic of child pornography, types of online offending behaviors, the harm of child pornography images, and concludes with an application of Finkelhors Precondition Model.

Stubbs-Richardson & May discuss the online sexual behaviors of adolescents through the application of their own original research findings. They conclude with theoretical explanations of online sexual activity.

Moore covers sexting between adults and online sugar dating through the use of original research. He also discusses the implications of criminalizing sexting, as a form of manufactured child pornography.

Denney & Tewksbury present research concerning the concept of bug chasing.

Goodlin-Fahncke & Cheeseman use original research findings to explain the practice of men seeking men online.

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ISBNs 1531001726, 1611631904, 9781611631906, 9781531001728
Language English