How serious or how harmful it is varies a lot according to a person’s individual circumstances. There is a huge difference between these respectable online chat rooms, and the adult chat, cybersex sites I was addicted to.
) Be aware of how vulnerable we are to any activities that have a compulsive edge and PLEASE – while it is sensible to reach out through chat for connection and support – DO NOT do anything that is counter-productive or even self-destructive. The Internet can provide a fantastic amount of information and support.
Cybersex arising from adult chat may be a risk because of bipolar hypersexuality during manic phases. I strongly believe the bipolar chat rooms I have listed are generally safe and worthwhile spaces.
This includes a message board that is open to all ages, and which also has a “Teen Talk” forum.
There are also links to 3 chat rooms suitable for under 18s with no adult chat.
However, it would be irresponsible not to point out some of the possible drawbacks.
(This may just be projection – my own bipolar train wreck started when I became addicted to adult chat – you can read about it in About Me!
Edwina’s Bipolar Depression Support is fresh and fun.
Yes, it provides some great support, but it has many other features that make a appealing for a wide range of folks, especially young people. The mix of chat and education and support resources makes this a great choice for the recently diagnosed.
Confidence is attractive and is one of the most important factors in attaining a great adult chat experience.
This particular skill may take some time to develop, but once you've mastered it, it would be much easier for you to flirt and engage in sexual conversations with other members.
An added bonus is easy access to the website and the bp Magazine – one of THE BEST bipolar disorder information resources available!