OSA refer to the Internet use for any activity that involves sexuality for the purposes of recreation, entertainment, exploration, support, education, commerce and/or seeking out sexual or romantic partners (Boies, 2004).
In the last years, a strong double link has arisen between sexuality and this new medium: first, the Internet represented a novel arena for existing sexual practices; secondly, the Internet offered the chance to discover new sexual interests.
One difficulty in measuring these behaviors derives from the fact that cybersex addiction has not yet any official diagnostic criteria, so decisions for item inclusion and diagnostic thresholds may be decided ad hoc. The wide variety of problems arising from Internet use include overuse in general and problems related to specific activities such as pornography, sexual exploitation, harassment, infidelity, fraud, and isolative-avoidant use (Mitchell, Becker-Blease, & Finkelhor, 2005). The ‘problem’ may range from a single incident to a pattern of excessive involvement. More accurate instruments are also necessary to help advanced clinical diagnosis and treatment for OSP. self-report questionnaires; scales; online sexual activities (OSA); online sexual problems (OSP); internet sexuality doi: 10.5817/CP2014-1-2 A growing number of people use Internet for Online Sexual Activities (OSA) and its consumption is rapidly increasing (Döring, 2009). Cybersexuality in MMORPGs: Virtual sexual revolution untapped.