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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me which are the symptoms someone is a sex addict?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Compulsive: Need for sexual release, but not followed by satisfaction or really associated with any joy or "fun." people with compulsive sexuality are driven to have sex, take unacceptable risks and may very adversely affect their lives and the lives of their families. Many people are highly sexual, but enjoy the sex and it is fun and fulfilling. People with sex addiction do not enjoy it and its never enough.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What defines sex addiction? How to tell if someone is a sex addict?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Out of control: A sex addiction occurs when sex is interferring with social, occupational & recreational activities. The person tries to stop the behavior but can't. They spend more time or require progressively more hard core sex to satisfy their need. It usually requires that the person spends a fair amount of time either engaging in or fantasizing about sex. A psychological eval can dx.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of someone addicted to sex?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Compulsivity: Failure to resist sexual impulses. Inappropriate, unwanted or compulsive groping, fondling or kissing. Exessive preoccupation sex in thought, word & deed. Continuation of inappropriate sexual behiour irrespective of consequences. Increasing percieved need of numbers of sexual acts & partners without consideration of others.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are some of the signs someone is a sex addict?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
Def. of addiction: Continued despite harm/inordinate risk, Compulsion, Cravings/preoccupations out of the ordinary are some of the hallmarks of addictions. But if you are asking it is time to talk about it with a professional you can trust. Sex addiction is not uncommon and it warrants asking for help and there is good help out there.
Last updated Feb 12, 2014

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