Do you believe in sex addiction?

Katherine - posted on 04/06/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Here are some facts about sex addiction you may not know:



It is common among those with Bipolar Disorder to engage in high-risk sexual activities during manic states.

People with Borderline Personality Disorder engage in unsafe sexual activities as a general pattern of self-injurious behavior.

Often those with severe identity confusion regarding their own sexual orientation engage in compulsive sexual behavior.

People with sexual disorders like exhibitionism, pedophilia and severe fetishes require much more than sex addiction treatment since their behavior victimizes others. Not all are sex addicts; some are antisocial personalities.

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Victims of childhood sexual abuse often repeat pattern of abuse in a subconscious attempt to gain control over their childhood trauma. People in this category generally suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder.

Adolescents and young adults who are intellectually delayed can develop a pattern of compulsive sexual behavior, as a result of not having developed an accurate understanding of healthy sexuality.

Substance abusers frequently develop 
sexually addictive behavior in one of two ways. Either the problem develops while they are abusing stimulants, or when they quit using drugs, sexual addiction develops as a sort of substitute addiction. Help! I'm In Love With A Drunk VIDEO

Those with Dependent Personality Disorder, or love addiction, can become sexually addicted as well. Love addicts use sex to get love and can base their entire identity on the relationship, thus becoming totally dependent on that person.



Men with Aspergers Syndrome often exhibit out-of-control sexual behaviors.




When a couple enters therapy, and one partner exhibits uncontrollable sexual impulses, the betrayed partner often feels victimized and asks me "fix it." Usually, both partners believe that responsibility lies solely with the partner who has acted out sexually. Unfortunately, for the relationship to survive one partner's sex addiction, they both have to work for it. 3 Steps To Overcome Sex Addiction EXPERT



While the sexually addicted partner must assume responsibility for his behavior in order to regain the trust of his partner, the victimized partner must learn how to trust him again, which is never easy. However, with patience and commitment, it can be done.



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Absolutely. It's out there and people need help with it. It's just like any other addiction IMO.

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Lisa - posted on 04/22/2012

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Yes i'm addicted to SEX!....wait what was this thread about again?

Sarah - posted on 04/16/2012

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I definately believe it's real, you can become addicted to anything that gives you an adrenaline surge, and or even simply has an emotional response good or bad, so why not sex. that is not to say though that I believe it is anywhere near as common as the media or a cheating partner would have us believe.

Amanda - posted on 04/06/2012

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I believe in sex addiction, but I also believe most use it an as an excuse to their cheating.



A person truly addicted to sex, isnt always out having sex with others. Many of them are masturbating in places and times they shouldnt be.

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Jeorge - posted on 04/22/2012

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It's real and lie any other addiction the people who suffer from it put themselves in horrible situation everyday. They risk STD's and their safety and often do drugs as well.
Celebrities are more likely because they have lots of time and money and people trying to get a piece of them. A true sex addict wouldn't use it as a n excuse to cheat they wouldn't be in a relationship they don't have time with all the sex

Julie - posted on 04/17/2012

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Oh yes, I believe it is very real. But as with others, I believe it is overused as an excuse. But yep, it is real.

Katherine - posted on 04/09/2012

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I think it's real too, but some people use it as a excuse. But for the most part the habitual ones have a problem.

Stifler's - posted on 04/09/2012

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I believe it's real. I don't believe every celeb who cheats on their partner and then uses that as an excuse is telling the truth though.

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