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Is sex addiction real?

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Dr. Beata Zolovska
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Impairment: Any addiction is "real" when it causes impairment of function. For example if the sex addiction causes one to expose themselves to danger or not take basic health precautions.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Is it real for you?: You might consider attending a mutual support meeting for sexual compulsivity. Listen to the experience of others for whom sex addiction is real before you decide for yourself.
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Yes!: Many professionals think that behavioral addictions are not legitimate, just "bad habits." but if a behavior takes over your life or interferes with other major parts of life, it may be that the behavior (internet, gambling, sex, food, etc) is affecting yr brain chemistry similar to an intoxicating chemical. Abstinence ; support from others helps, see http://www.Netaddiction.Com/.

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What is 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.

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