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 -

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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this guy has a book that has some quite good advice I read it through and it made some sense
Sam125 Friday, February 11, 2011
People who have sex addiction should get help soon. It can save their lives and their relationship with other people.
ennairam_23 Tuesday, February 1, 2011
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!
reejatharu Thursday, May 27, 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.
forwardtherapy Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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