A 32-year-old member asked:
what exactly is a sex addiction?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Sinclair answered
37 years experience Family Medicine
A mental disorder: Sex addiction is a mental disorder where thoughts about sex are constant and intrusive to the point of interfering with otherwise normal behavior. It requires therapy to recover.
Answered on May 7, 2016
Dr. Ana Adelstein answered
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Sex Addiction?: Not everyone considers "sex addiction" a useful diagnosis, in the first place. Read Dr. Marty Klein's thoughtful perspective on it: http://www.martyklein.com/why-sexual-addiction-is-not-a-useful-diagnosis-and-why-it-matters/ Suggest consulting w/ a sex-positive therapist to understand concerns you may have about yourself (or other person) in relation to compulsive sexual behavior.
Answered on May 25, 2015
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