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.
Links to further help

While individual therapy is often the starting place, further help can be sought through:

  • www.recoverynation.com
    Free self-help recovery resources for sex addicts, love addicts and porn addicts, built to assist clients and their partners and/or anyone seeking to fully understand the sex, love and porn addictions to facilitate recovery.
  • www.sexhelp.com/am-i-a-sex-addict/sex-addiction-test
    Online tests for problematic sexual behaviours – quick and easy to use.
  • www.internetbehaviour.com
    Provides cybersex addiction research and resources, conducts cybersex addiction trainings, and cybersex addiction consultations to further the understanding, assessment, and intervention for cybersex addiction.
  • www.yourbrainonporn.com
    A source of easy to read and interesting articles relating to porn and male sexual behaviours.
  • www.covenanteyes.com
    Internet Accountability tracks websites you visit on your computers, smart phones, and tablets, and sends them in an easy-to-read report to someone you trust. This makes it easy to talk about the temptations you face online.
  • www.saa-recovery.org.uk
    SAA is a group of men and women who share our experience, strength and hope with each other for the purpose of finding freedom from addictive sexual behaviour and helping others recover from sex addiction.