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what is the definition or description of: sex addiction?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Sexual addiction (sometimes called sex addiction) is a conceptual model divised in order to provide a scientific explanation for sexual urges, behaviors, or thoughts that appear extreme in frequency or feel out of one's control—in terms of being a literal addiction to sexual activity. This phenomenon is not newly described in the literature, but it has been described by many different terms.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Sex Addiction: Sexual urges, behaviors or thoughts that appear extreme in frequency or feel out of one's control. There's a pattern of recurrent failure to resist impulses to engage in acts of sex, persistent desire or unsuccessful effort to stop or control those behaviors, & continuation of the behavior despite knowledge of having social, academic, financial, psychological or physical problems caused by the beh.

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How can a chronic illness affect your sex life?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Chronic illness: This usually decreases your desire to have sex and your sex drive. This is due to central neural mechanisms.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can retirement improve my sex life?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Maybe yes/no: Retirement helps to reduce the stress of a job but in itself brings new forms of stress. If a pt has erectile dysfunction caused by a medical structural problem it won't get better? I guess you will have more time available for sexuality?
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What steps can help me recover from drug addiction?

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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Which drugs?: It all depends on what drugs you are doing. Best treatment for opioid addiction is suboxone. May also consider inpatient detox and then an intensive out patient program. Also, support groups.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Why is sex addiction difficult to treat in younger people?

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Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Focus of young: For a number of reasons sexual activity is much higher in young people anyway. For instance, hormone levels tend to stimulate interest. But also young people are surrounded by messages in the media and social media encouraging relationships and sexuality. All of this makes treatment harder, but certainly not possible.
A member asked:

Why does air come from my vagina during or after sex?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Vaginal air bubbles: Sexual activity can sometimes cause air bubbles to collect in the vagina, which then are expelled during or after sex. It's not a problem and not unusual. Get your regular gyn checkup to be sure that is what it is.

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