A sex addiction is more than just looking at pornography or having a high sex drive. Sex addiction treatment addresses a very real and addictive struggle that is similar to any other addictive behavior. A sex addiction involves biological and behavioral components that push sexuality into the realms of compulsive behaviors that interfere with a person’s life and relationships. It may involve compulsive sexual thoughts or acts, struggles with intimacy, masturbation, phone sex, cybersex, escorts, prostitutes, affairs, strip clubs, voyeurism, and exhibitionism.
It’s ironic that in our increasingly sexualized culture, there seems to be a resistance to even identifying sexual addiction. Even the American Psychiatric Association (APA) refuses to provide any diagnosis or guidance for sex addiction treatment. So if you’re wondering whether you’re dealing with a sex addiction here are some questions to ask yourself: