Sexual addiction and sexual compulsions.
People often differ in their appetite for sex. One of the most common sexual complaints among couples is a disparity in level of desire. (Think: “When I’m hot (s)he’s not!”) Since this is a common concern, it is helpful to take the time to examine the root cause of the difference in level of desire […]
Many turn to interventions when confronting a loved one’s sex addiction, drinking problem, or an inability to manage their bipolar disorder, etc. The person’s life is spiraling out of control and it’s only a matter of time until the unspeakable happens. An intervention is typically chosen when family and friends feel that their loved one’s […]
Telling a spouse about your sexual addiction is a big step. There is a very real possibility that she/he will end the relationship. Think about whether you are ready to take the step, and consider having a therapist help you with the decision. When you decide you are ready, the step will be an important […]
Do I really want to recover from sex addiction? Most individuals reach a point where they realize that their sex addiction has caused much more pain than pleasure in their lives and led to isolation, loneliness, legal problems, and financial problems. Yet to totally give it up and try to recover from sexual addiction? What […]
Sex Addiction: Obstacles and Coping Skills The first step when recovering from a sexual addiction is to stop the sexually compulsive behavior. This step may seem simple enough, however willpower alone or just telling yourself that you will never do the behavior again is rarely successful. Urges to engage in the behavior can be very […]
Depression and sex. How does your depression effect your sexuality.
High Sex Drive or Sexual Addiction?
What is a sex addiction? Sex addiction is best understood as a form of an intimacy disorder. Addicts typically experience compulsive sexual thoughts and/or actions.