According to Carnes, Delmonico, and Griffin (2001), of the population that has developed severe problems with sex on the Internet, 40% are female.
Pornography can create a powerful biochemical "rush" in the user.
Indeed, the amount of pornography available to young and old alike has roared into everyday life so overwhelmingly that it has challenged the ability of social science to create models of treatment and outcomes to keep up with the pace of change (Fisher & Barak, 2001).
What is certain, however, is that for many young people, pornography is not a casual interest, but an addictive force that is leading to a quiet epidemic of young people who cannot control their online or television habits.
Adolescents have to adjust to their developing sexuality, in particular their increased sexual drive and interest in sex and have the task of constructing their sexual selves.
Sexual content and topics feature prominently in adolescents’ online lives from chat rooms, to bulletin boards, and in adolescents’ online conversations, including well-publicized instances of sexting.