If you feel like sexual thoughts and behaviors have become a major focus in your life and they are becoming increasingly difficult to control, it could be considered compulsive sexual behavior or sex addiction. We know that can be a difficult idea to surrender to and it’s important to first and foremost know that you're not alone. Many people struggle with compulsive sexual behavior, and we can help you to stop your compulsive behaviors, improve your life, and rebuild any damaged relationships.
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Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
Compulsive sexual behavior may involve a commonly enjoyable sexual experience (for example, self-stimulation) that over time develops into more of an obsession that can become disruptive or even harmful. Many people put off and even avoid getting professional help because they are concerned they are never going to be able to have sex again. Unlike the goal in treatment of chemical dependency and substance abuse, which is to abstain from all usage, the therapeutic goal of sexual addiction is to abstain from any compulsive sexual behaviors with a coexisting goal of adapting and integrating healthy sexuality. We will guide you on this journey and help you to regain control of your life and sexuality.
Sex addiction and compulsive sexual behavior can also be referred to as hyper-sexuality, hypersexual disorder, or sexual compulsivity. Regardless of what you call it, this is a behavioral addiction focused on sex. An individual could be considered a sex addict if they find that they are experiencing a dysfunctional preoccupation with sexual urges, fantasies, and behaviors, usually involving the obsessive pursuit of non-intimate sexuality such as pornography, anonymous sex, and prostitution. Some of the behaviors associated with a sexual addiction/ hypersexual disorder can be excessive masturbation, cybersex, pornography use, sexual behavior with consenting adults, telephone sex, and frequent strip club visits.