For those with addictive personalities, sex can be just as addictive as a drug. Now more than ever, therapists report that they treat many clients who are addicted to sex or porn. These patients seek therapy because their sex or masturbation habits interfere with their normal daily activities. If persistent thoughts of sex are keeping you from everyday tasks, or if you've begun to lie to your friends and family in order to feed your desires, you may be a sex addict.
|Dealing with Sexual Addiction|
It's important to note that there is a difference between a high sex drive and sex addiction. There is nothing criminal about a high sex drive (if there were, Mister Private would be in prison). If you think about sex a lot, masturbate frequently, and/or have sex often, you probably just have a high sex drive. If your sexual behavior leaves you feeling bad or confused, or if it's hurting anyone else, you may be a sex addict. Both men and women suffer from sex addiction.
Because sexual addiction is on the rise, there are many resources for sex addicts. Many therapists specialize in treating sex addiction. There are books and websites devoted to helping sufferers and their loved ones. Support groups meet regularly in most cities. Try searching "sex addiction help" online or looking through your local classified ads to find a therapist or group to help you with your problem.