Using the Internet to find offline sex partners.

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Source
Cyberpsychol Behav. 2007 Feb;10(1):100-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-2007
Author
Kristian Daneback
Sven-Axel Månsson
Michael W Ross
Author Affiliation
Department of Social Work, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden. kristian.daneback@socwork.gu.se
Source
Cyberpsychol Behav. 2007 Feb;10(1):100-7
Date
Feb-2007
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Female
Heterosexuality - statistics & numerical data
Homosexuality - statistics & numerical data
Humans
Internet - utilization
Interpersonal Relations
Male
Middle Aged
Questionnaires
Sexual Behavior
Sexual Partners
Sweden - epidemiology
Abstract
We aimed to expand upon the demographic characteristics and gender differences among those who have met someone on the Internet who they later met offline and had sex with as well as any relationship with cybersex, sexually transmitted infections, and online sexual problems. We analyzed data collected through an online questionnaire in 2002 in Sweden including a total population of 1836 respondents of which 1458 used the Internet for sexual purposes. Of those, 35% men and 40% women reported to have met offline sex partners online. The majority reported an occurrence of one to two times, whereas 10% reported six or more times. The analysis suggested women aged 34-49 and 50-65 years, homo- and bisexual men, and singles more likely to have this experience. They were also more likely to have engaged in cybersex. No relationships were found with sexually transmitted infections or online sexual problems. The results suggest that using the Internet to find sex partners may be less hazardous for the general Internet users than pointed out by prior research about this behavior often focusing on specific sub groups of Internet users.
PubMed ID
17305455 View in PubMed
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