The cycle of sexual addiction continues to produce higher levels of shame, which in turn alienates the person to further lose intimate connections, which continues to drive the addiction. Therefore, shame, affect regulation, and sexual boundary development are the essential factors for successful treatment for sex addicts.
In a study, it was found that 72% had physical abuse, 81% had experienced sexual abuse, and 97% of those suffering with a sexual addiction had an emotionally abusive past sometime in their life. (Carnes 1997)
Men and Sexual Addictions Nikki Liu Melissa Olivas Lauren Wallitsch
Every Second…. $3075.62 is spent on pornography 28,258 Internet users are viewing pornography 372 Internet users are typing adult terms into search engines That means by the end of this class… $33,216,696 will be spent on pornography 305,186,400 Internet users have viewed pornography 4,017,600 adult terms have been searched for
The pornography industry is larger than the revenues of Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix and EarthLink COMBINED ! The United States is responsible for approximately $4 billion of these sales and 244,661,900 web pages which is 24 times more than any other country.
“ By divorcing the sexual response and experience from the natural constraints of attachment relationship, pornography elicits and enables the development of addictive dynamics”.
The reinforced view of sex without attachments builds a narcissistic view and habit of release without relationship attentiveness or responsiveness. It is a habit fueled by the easy access via internet.
Increases doubt of infidelity. Only 14% fully trust their partners which is fueled by the secrecy surrounding it.