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Sex is written with a beach as a background.“Sexual Addiction” is a term used to describe a person’s behavior who has an unusually intense sex drive or is obsessed with sex. Sex and the thought of sex tend to dominate the sex addict’s thinking, making it more challenging to work or engage in a healthy personal relationship.

Sex addicts engage in distorted thinking, often justifying and rationalizing their behaviors and blaming others for issues. They generally deny that they have a problem and make excuses for the actions they have done.

“Sexual Addiction” is defined by an addict’s compulsive use of sex to address non-sexual emotional needs, not by the type of sexual act performed or even by the frequency of sexual activity. It is frequently indicated by the willingness of the addict to suffer huge consequences for engaging in sex. “Sexual Addiction” has very little to do with sex and a lot more to do with why we have sex to begin with.

It is believed that sex is used by the addict as an escape, a means of avoiding stress, anxiety, boredom, emotional strain, and the pursuant shame and isolation the results from there compulsive behavior. Sex may be used to feel desirable or powerful. The addict displays increasingly secretive behavior, deception, and withdrawal from those closest to them.

“Sexual Addiction” just as much of an issue as a “Chemical Substance Addiction”. “Sexual Addiction” often accompany with chemical dependency and if left untreated it contributes to chemical abuse relapse.

 

“Sexual Addiction” is also related with “Risk-Taking”. A person with a sex addiction will engage in various forms of sexual activity, despite the potential for negative and/or dangerous consequences. In addition to damaging the addict’s relationships and interfering with his or her work and social life, sexual addiction also puts the person at risk for emotional and physical injury. For some people, the addiction progresses to involve illegal activities, such as exhibitionism (exposing oneself in public), making indecent phone calls, buying sex, or molestation. However, it should be noted the sex addicts don’t necessarily become sex offenders.

 

Unfortunately for many people, sexual addiction has it roots a family history of sexual abuse and addiction.

 

Are you addicted to Sex?

Like most addicts, sex addicts are often in denial.

Answer the following questions, to determine if you are Addicted.

Questions Answers
Do you masturbate?
YES

NO
Have you had a extra marital affair?
YES

NO
Do you have more then one partner?
YES

NO
Do you have one night stands, or anonymous sex partners?
YES

NO
Have you been accused of sexual harassment?
YES

NO
Do you specifically look for shows which will show nudity?
YES

NO
Do you practice unsafe sex?
YES

NO
Have you gone to prostitutes, escort services, exotic body rub businesses?
YES

NO
Do you enjoy watching others have sex?
YES

NO
Do you constantly look at  pornography?
YES

NO
Are you a exhibitionist?
YES

NO
Have you ever molested or raped someone?  Sex without consent.
YES

NO
Have you had sex with someone who is underage?
YES

NO
Will you go to great extremes for sex?
YES

NO

If you have answered yes to more then 2 of the above you have a problem and need help, before you and others are hurt.

 

 

 

Consequences

Sex addiction leads to the destruction of oneself, family, jobs, and relationships. Without getting help, one will continue to increase in there addictive behavior, which will cause them to go to even more extreme measures to fulfill their addictions. It leads to ruined marriages and it separates families, You start to feel isolated and will pursue your addiction for a false relief. Your performance at work may begin to deteriorate, and you may sexually abuse a co-worker, which can result in a loss of your job and jail time. You endanger yourself and partners through multiple sexual exposures, putting everyone at the risk for AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Sexual addicts experience psychological distress, depression, loss of livelihood, and often become suicidal. You put your addiction ahead of your loved ones.

Sexual addiction is the driving force behind human sex trafficking, it imprisons millions of individuals forcing them to live a life that they are not in control of, becoming a slave to man. Most human trafficking occurs with children and it is one of the reasons for children to go missing every day. If you have used a business which sells sex you are promoting sexual slavery, and contributing to the growing problem. For more information on human trafficking, please visit the following links.

Statistics on Human Sex Trafficking

Statistics on Human Trafficking

Sexual Addiction Ministry

www.IamSecond.com

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