4 Ways Social Media Can Enable Sex Addiction

Recent articles have shown research that links social media to a variety of psychological problems, such as low self-esteem, social aggression, and narcissistic disorder. Narcissism in particular seems to have a specific correlation with Facebook use, though the consensus shows that social media doesn’t cause youth to become narcissistic so much as enable their pre-existing narcissistic tendencies. A research study looked at the pattern between Facebook users and the narcissistic trait of “grandiose exhibitionism and entitlement/exploitiveness.” The study found that the higher a person scored for grandiose exhibitionism, the more Facebook friends they had. Where this links into sex addiction is that narcissism and sex addiction feed on each other.

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