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Sex addiction


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Sex addiction

  1. 1. Sex addiction<br />
  2. 2. 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 family members increases as the disorder progresses. <br />
  3. 3. Compulsive masturbation <br />Use of pornography <br />Phone or computer sex services. <br />Addiction can involve illegal activities such as exhibitionism, voyeurism, obscene phone calls, child molestation or rape. <br />
  4. 4. What Causes Sexual Addiction?<br />People addicted to sex get a sense of euphoria. Addicts use sexual activity to seek pleasure, avoid unpleasant feelings or respond to outside stressors, such as work difficulties or interpersonal problems.<br />
  5. 5. Symptoms of Sexual Addiction<br /> Spending considerable time in activities related to sex, e.g: spending hours online visiting pornographic Web sites. <br />Neglecting obligations such as work, school or family in pursuit of sex. <br />Feeling irritable when unable to engage in the desired behavior. <br />
  6. 6. Research also has found that sex addicts often come from dysfunctional families . One study found that 82 percent of sex addicts reported being sexually abused as children. Sex addicts often describe their parents as rigid, distant and uncaring. <br />
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