Compulsive Sexual Behaviour – Sex Addiction2018-12-06T11:34:49+00:00

Compulsive Sexual Behaviour – Sex Addiction

Compulsive Sexual Behaviour - Sex Addiction Woodbridge Therapy St. Albans

 

Compulsive Sexual Behaviour – Sex Addiction

The term “sexual addiction” is used to describe the behaviour of a person who has an unusually intense sex drive or an obsession with sex. Sex and the thoughts of sex tend to dominate the sex addict’s thinking. This can impact on their work and makes it difficult to engage in healthy relationships.

Sex addicts, like other types of addicts, engage in distorted thinking, often rationalising and justifying their behaviour and blaming others for problems. They generally deny they have a problem and make excuses for their actions.

Sexual addiction also is associated with risk-taking behaviours for themselves and others which can put both parties at risk of emotional and physical injury.

For some people, the sex addiction progresses to involve illegal activities, such as exhibitionism (exposing oneself in public), making obscene phone calls, or molestation.
Other examples of manifestations of sex addiction include:-

  • Compulsive masturbation (self-stimulation)
  • Multiple affairs (extra-marital affairs)
  • Multiple or anonymous sexual partners and/or one-night stands
  • Consistent use of pornography
  • Unsafe sex
  • Phone or computer sex (cybersex)
  • Prostitution or use of prostitutes
  • Exhibitionism
  • Obsessive dating through personal ads
  • Sexual harassment
  • Voyeurism (watching others) and/or stalking

If you feel that any of these traits apply or seem familiar to you or your partner, then sex therapy can help you or your partner to control these compulsive behaviours.

The following articles, featuring our Director Krystal Woodbridge, may be of help:-

Take a Break Magazine – Is Porn Ruining Your Love Life?

Daily Mail – Women and Porn