The Relationship and Prediction Rate of Internet Sex Addiction with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) in Men


  • Mehrnaz Sheibani Noqabi Clinical Psychologist, Hypnotherapist, and Researcher, Mashhad, Iran
  • Gholamreza Ebrahimi-Nejad Division of Behavioural Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Kerman University of Medical Science, Kerman, Iran
  • Mohammad Toloue Arjmand Doctor of Medicine, and Clinical Psychologist, Mashhad, Iran
  • Morteza Modarres Gharavi Center for Psychiatric and Behavioral Science Research, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran



Internet sex addiction, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Pornography, Cybersex, Body image, Health assessment


There are several diagnostic labels for persistent and extreme sexual behavior, often referred to in the popular media as Internet sex addiction or cybersex addiction. Internet sex addiction is a type of engaging in dominant sexual behaviors, pornography, and cybersex that alienates people from their partners and reduces their feeling of sexual satisfaction. People who have a negative evaluation of their health and body image have Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), which affects people’s social communication. The present research was conducted to determine the relationship and prediction rate of Internet sex addiction with BDD. The current research is descriptive-correlation type. The subjects were 66 men with internet sex addiction criteria in the age group of 15 to 50 years in the Iranian population. The sampling method, the available sample, and the research tool has been Carnes’ sexual addiction questionnaires and the Multidimensional Body-Self Relations Questionnaire (MBSRQ). Data analysis has been done using correlation tests and multiple regression analysis in SPSS. In this study, it was found that the lower and weaker assessment of health and body image among people, the percentage of internet sex addiction is higher among them.


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Mehrnaz Sheibani Noqabi, Gholamreza Ebrahimi-Nejad, Mohammad Toloue Arjmand, & Morteza Modarres Gharavi. (2022). The Relationship and Prediction Rate of Internet Sex Addiction with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) in Men. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 11(1).