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What exactly is a sex addiction?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
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.

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
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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.

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