What is Sexual Addiction?
No one definition of sexual addiction does it justice. To best understand sexual addiction it is helpful to think of it as a three-sided problem: a brain disease, an intimacy disorder, and a way to regulate emotions. Each of these interacts with the others creating a complex web of overlapping dynamics for the sex addict. To deepen your understanding of sexual addiction, follow the links below.
Sexual addiction is first and foremost a disease of the brain. Even though sex is not being ingested like a chemical substance (such as alcohol or drugs)…(more)
Fundamentally, all addictions are intimacy disorders. The primary relationship for a sex addict is the relationship with sex…(more)
Many sex addicts grew up in homes where they were not given the level of emotional nurturing and care that were needed…(more)
Sex addiction is never really about sex…(more)
For starters, sex addiction is a process addiction. Other process addictions include food addiction, money addictions…(more)
Addiction always escalates. As the brain acclimates to the original stimuli (pornography, masturbation, voyeurism etc.), production…(more)