Sex Addiction

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Studies have revealed that the majority of sex addicts (87%) come from severely dysfunctional families with at least one other family member suffering from some form of addiction.

Inconsistent or insufficient parental nurturing as a child inflicts a sense of parental betrayal. The child soon learns that intimacy brings pain and learns to withdraw emotionally. Sex, to these individuals, ushers in a sense of security and eventually leads to addiction.

Some of the other causes of sex addiction are -

Bullet Early sexualization or early initiation to sex by sights, sounds or touch(es)

Bullet Childhood abuse is a key contributor to adult sex addiction. Research reveals that as a child 71% of sex addicts have been physically abused, 83% have been sexually abused, 97% have been emotionally. Some children are less impacted by abuse primarily due to their inherent personality and also due to adequate adult support.

Bullet Stress causes some people to use sex as a mode of escape.

Bullet There are reports of a propensity for people with other forms of addiction such as alcoholism, gambling or drugs to gradually become addicted to sex as well.

Bullet Sexual Addiction can sometimes be due to other Psychiatric Disorders such as Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Narcissistic personality disorder, and Bipolar disoder.

Bullet In some cases, neurological disorders such as epilepsy, head injury and dementia can lead to sex addiction

Bullet Sexual addiction can be a result of biochemical imbalance in the brain.

Bullet Some drugs such as apomorphine and dopamine are found to lead to hyper sexuality.

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Sam125 Friday, February 11, 2011

this guy has a book that has some quite good advice I read it through and it made some sense

ennairam_23 Tuesday, February 1, 2011

People who have sex addiction should get help soon. It can save their lives and their relationship with other people.

reejatharu Thursday, May 27, 2010

a person overtly indulging in sexual acts or fantasies is often very conscious of his excesses but it takes a professional to evaluate the symptoms and confirm the addiction. of course, not all the 'sexually overinclined' are addicted!

forwardtherapy Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Could this idea of 'sex addiction' be missing something? For every person who thinks that they might have a 'sex addiction', there is a unique story about how they have come to this understanding. We are constantly making meaning out of the events and situations of our lives. A good therapist or counselor will help a person explore these meanings and come to a richer and more useful description of what might be troubling them and the way forward.

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