Posted Wed Sep 28, 2011 09:34 PM
Posted Sat Oct 01, 2011 03:53 PM
As long as you're not hurting your self or someone else, enjoy the addiction if that what it is.
Posted Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:51 AM
I love frequent and regular sex. That makes me a lot of things but it doesn't make me a addict.
Posted Tue Oct 04, 2011 05:02 PM
Doesn't have to though It only becomes a problem when you change your way of life a lot in order to get satisfied.
Posted Fri Oct 07, 2011 07:32 AM
Posted Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:26 PM
However, sex obsession can definitely be termed an addiction. I have an "obsession" with porn, and have had it for a long time. It probably does cross over into the addiction territory, but I have enough other things going on in my life so it doesn't dominate me completely.
I can see how sex addiction can occur. It is an obsession. For a woman, it is easy to find lots of men to have sex with. For men, there are many sex outlets, including strip clubs, hookers,escorts, porn, pick-up clubs, etc. If you are single, it may not be a big problem. You have sex with lots of anonymous partners, perhaps without protection, and maybe under the influence of mind altering drugs. It seems really cool, like a celebrity! That may be fun, but risky.
If you are married or involved, it is a bit more complicated. You have to hide things. Hiding is a trademark of the addict. If you hide your on-line activities, or you get a second cell phone to contact someone discretely, or you have an outside email, you may have something going on. Addiction? Maybe. Damaging to a relationship, definitely!
The issue is not "addiction". It is how the behavior is affecting your life and relationships.
Posted Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:21 PM
Posted Sat Oct 08, 2011 04:40 PM
Yet when I think about it I can see that it may be a real problem n there may be some genuine sufferers.
The thing is I love sex,cant imagine I could ever get enough but I did have real issues with drugs in my 20's.
Recreational drugs are pleasurable to take,thats why so many do but somewhere along the way i went from enjoying them to using them daily believing i needed them.It became truly unhealthy.Now a famous celebrity who has endless offers of sex could reach the point where they take it constantly and their whole reason for having sex becomes unhealthy turning into a problem.
Posted Sat Oct 08, 2011 04:51 PM
Posted Fri Oct 14, 2011 04:57 PM
Posted Tue Oct 25, 2011 06:50 AM
I think psychologically - this desire for sex does feel like "addiction".
Posted Tue Oct 25, 2011 04:12 PM
There's not really something wrong with having a sex addiction unless you have problems because of the consequences.
Posted Tue Oct 25, 2011 04:14 PM
Posted Wed Oct 26, 2011 01:13 PM
Now the question is....why would a person like to treat it? Is it because of stupid society norms? If a person really enjoy it and do good things with that "addiction" should he/she stop? Why is that society reward people that are addicted to work or to sports or to other activities but censure sex?
Posted Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:34 AM
Posted Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:43 PM
Posted Wed Nov 02, 2011 05:38 PM
having a lot of sex is ok, but a sex addiction is too far imo. i still like to keep a grip on the other parts of my life.
but i do believe it can be treated with therapy etc. they do have 12 step sorta groups like for sex addicts as well.
This post has been edited by saintnailpolish: Wed Nov 02, 2011 05:43 PM
Posted Thu Nov 03, 2011 02:23 AM
Posted Sat Nov 26, 2011 04:51 PM
Yes he is! Thank goodness!