Sex addiction can be conceptualized as the compulsive engagement in sex despite negative consequences. While not always recognized as a legitimate diagnosis, sex addiction has real consequences, including a negative impact on relationships and well-being. The concept of sex addiction has been thought of in a variety of ways. One of these hallmarks is that the person will be unable to control their behavior even if the negative consequences are clear or even likely. People with a sex addiction will be unable to stop the behavior unless there is some sort of intervening event.
What are the symptoms of sex and love addiction?
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Compulsive sexual behavior is a condition in which an individual cannot manage their sexual behavior. Persistent sexual thoughts interfere with their ability to work, maintain relationships, and complete their daily activities. Some people refer to compulsive sexual behavior as sexual addiction. However, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists AASECT published guidelines advising that sex addiction and porn addiction are not diagnosable psychological disorders due to a lack of empirical evidence.
Sex addiction the compulsive sexual behavior described here should not be confused with disorders such as pedophilia or bestiality. For some people, sex addiction can be highly dangerous and result in considerable difficulties with relationships. Some report that it may manifest itself as a compulsive need to masturbate, view pornography, or be in sexually stimulating situations.
FREE addiction assessment at your nearest Priory hospital. Sex and love addiction are widely misunderstood intimacy disorders characterised by destructive sexual behaviours that can have a devastating impact on your life, as well as on the lives of those who care about or depend upon you. Treatment for sex and love addiction at Priory involves a variety of inpatient and outpatient based behavioural therapy programmes, which can also include Priory's Addiction Treatment Programme. The comprehensive treatment will help you to develop healthy patterns of loving and relating to others, setting you up for continued recovery with the help of support groups once treatment is finished.