Internet Sexualities

  • Nicola Döring


The term “internet sexuality” (or OSA, online sexual activities) refers to sexual-related content and activities observable on the internet (cf. Adams, Oye, & Parker, 2003; Cooper, McLoughlin, & Campbell, 2000; Leiblum & Döring, 2002). It designates a variety of sexual phenomena (e.g., pornography, sex education, sexual contacts) related to a wide spectrum of online services and applications (e.g., websites, online chat rooms, peer-to-peer networks). If an even broader range of computer networks – such as the Usenet or bulletin board systems – is included in this extensional definition, one speaks of “online sexuality” or “cybersexuality.”


Sexual Harassment Sexual Minority Online Forum Internet Pornography Bulletin Board System 
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  1. 1.Ilmenau University of Technology/Technische Universitaet Ilmenau Media Design and Media Psychology/Medienkonzeption und Medienpsychologie Ehrenbergstr. 29 (EAZ 2217)IlmenauGermany

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