Treatment Options for "Sexting" Addiction?

July 30, 2013

We welcome your thoughts and insights about treatment approaches for patients whose sexual addiction takes the form of sexting.

What treatments have you found to be helpful for someone with a sexual addiction who has gotten into trouble via "sexting"? What studies have you found in the recent literature that offer helpful insights?
 
The list below includes a very preliminary review of the literature, which focuses mostly on youngsters.

We welcome your thoughts and insights about treatment approaches for patients whose sexual addiction takes the form of sexting.

Dir AL, Coskunpinar A, Steiner JL, Cyders MA. Understanding Differences in Sexting Behaviors Across Gender, Relationship Status, and Sexual Identity, and the Role of Expectancies in Sexting. Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2013.

Gordon-Messer D, Bauermeister JA, Grodzinski A, Zimmerman M. Sexting among young adults. J Adolesc Health. 2013;52:301-306.

Benotsch EG, Snipes DJ, Martin AM, Bull SS. Sexting, substance use, and sexual risk behavior in young adults. J Adolesc Health. 2013;52:307-313.

Judge AM. "Sexting" among U.S. adolescents: psychological and legal perspectives. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2012;20:86-96.

Mitchell KJ, Finkelhor D, Jones LM, Wolak J. Prevalence and characteristics of youth sexting: a national study. Pediatrics. 2012;129:13-20.

Wiederhold BK. Should adult sexting be considered for the DSM? Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2011;481.

Ferguson CJ.  Sexting behaviors among young Hispanic women: incidence and association with other high-risk sexual behaviors. Psychiatr Q.2011;82:239-243.