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Sexual Addiction

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Sex addiction is very real, and it is comparable to drug, alcohol, gambling or tobacco addiction. Sex addiction is very real, and it is comparable to drug, alcohol, gambling or tobacco addiction.

Sexual Addiction is best described as a progressive intimacy disorder characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and acts. Like all addictions, its negative impact on the addict and on the family increases as the disorder progresses. Over time, the addict usually has to intensify the addictive behavior to achieve the same results. This program would help you reduce dependence on sexual addiction. It is more common than one may expect. 

Sexual addiction is a term used to describe the behavior of a person who has an unusually intense sex drive or an obsession with sex. Sex addicts live in denial of their addiction most of the time. They only admit or accept that he/ she has a problem when there is a significant loss, e.g. loss of job, the break-up of a marriage, an arrest, or health crisis.

Behaviors associated with sexual addiction include:

  • Extra Marital affairs
  • Consistent use of pornography
  • Phone or computer sex (cybersex)
  • Prostitution or use of Prostitutes
  • Sexual harassment
  • Molestation/rape
  • Compulsive masturbation
  • Voyeurism (watching others)
  • Fantasize or think about sex

The way to determine if the person has sexual addiction problems is if their sexual behavior is causing damage in certain areas of their life, including relationships, career, and emotions, physical and spiritual well-being.

The two main signs of an addiction are loss of control and negative consequences due to the behavior. Working to clear up sexual problems areas will provide great benefits. People usually will be able to stop or greatly curtail the problematic sexual behavior, often ending up experiencing more intimacy and sexual satisfaction with their partner and become more successful in their career.

Sex addiction is very real, and it is comparable to drug, alcohol, gambling or tobacco addiction.

The Sexual Addiction program includes individual counselling, marital therapy, support groups and a few more very useful treatment methods to help treat sexual addiction.

Treatment for sex addiction includes:

  • Individual counseling
  • Marital therapy
  • Support groups
  • Recovery programs
  • Medications
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