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Ken Donaldson Facts About Sex Addiction

Sex Addiction Impacts Both Men And Women

If you or someone close to you is dealing with a sexual addiction, please know that treatment can be highly effective. An addiction to sex can cause many problems in relationships, in safety and even emotional problems that can lead to low self-esteem and worse. Seeking help is the first step towards regaining power and control over your life and your addiction.

Like all other addictive behaviors, sex addiction afflicts all genders, ages, races, religion and socioeconomic classes. It is a very common issue in our society, and sex addiction counseling is in higher demand than ever.

An excessive amount of sexual addiction takes place via the Internet. Internet pornography is easily accessible and inexpensive. Cybersex, a non-contact sexual episode through private chats, is commonplace and sometimes develops into real face-to-face meetings. Sometimes these meetings turn out to be a liaison with a prostitute, and other times it’s just casual (and often anonymous) sex.

More than 25% of those with Internet access at work viewed pornography during working hours.

25 million Americans visit cyber-sex sites between 1-10 hours per week and another 4.7 million stay on these same sites more than 11 hours per week.

Sex addiction is not limited to the Internet and pornography. Here are some of the other symptoms of sexual addiction:

  • Compulsive masturbation
  • Obsessive dating
  • Sex with anonymous partners
  • High-risk sexual activity, including unprotected sex
  • Sex with multiple partners and extramarital affairs

Untreated sex addiction will continue to progress and can expand to include higher risk illegal acts. This includes:

  • Exhibitionism or public masturbation
  • Harassing or obscene phone calls
  • Harassing or obscene e-mails or text messages
  • Committing sexual abuse
  • Prostitution
  • Sexual harassment
  • Stalking
  • Voyeurism

When one sexually addictive behavior is stopped or seemingly controlled, without treatment, another rears its ugly head.

Treatment for sexual addiction is very specialized, requiring a well-trained and highly experienced professional. If you feel like sexually addictive behavior is taking your life in a negative direction, please reach out and schedule a session.

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