Sex addiction is not as fun as it sounds!
Unfortunately it is often only when men (it is more usual for it to be men) get caught by their partners that there is recognition of a potential problem.
It can be difficult for partners to understand people can be addicted to sexual behaviours and they don’t want the “sexual addiction label” to be a ‘get out of jail free’ card. Not all infidelities are down to sexual addiction but if the following sounds familiar then help might be needed:
- Spending excessive time fantasizing, planning and/or engaging in sexual behavior.
- Being sexual in response to certain moods (anxiety, depression, boredom, loneliness) or stressful life events.
- Trying to stop but not being able to quite do it.
- Ignoring the harm it is doing to yourself or people close to you.