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Are chronic masturbation a sex addiction?

Are chronic masturbation a sex addiction?

Could be: Any sexual activity could be part of a sexual addiction if the person doing it: can't do without it; has the rest of his/her life affected by it; needs increasing amounts of it in his/her life. All the questions that are used to assess drug addiction can be used with minor changes to assess sex addiction. ...Read more

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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Hi. Actually every alternate day i feel horny and i can't control horny so i do masturbate during the day i feel horny every day it does sex addiction?

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Actually every alternate day i feel horny and i can't control horny so i do masturbate during the day i feel horny every day it does sex addiction?

That's normal, man: You are nineteen years old. This is happening to every one of your male friends. You build up pressure and if you don't enjoy yourself, you won't be able to focus on studies or get to sleep. I am sorry somebody told you this was a problem. Just ignore people like that. Think about that one special person in your future, and enjoy being young. ...Read more

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Masturbating 1-2 times a day, could it be a sign of a sex addiction?

Masturbating 1-2 times a day, could it be a sign of a sex addiction?

Of course not: The 'addiction-recovery' movement has done a lot of good, but especially in the realm of sexuality, there as some crazies. Apply your common sense and ignore these people. You're going to be sexual. Channel it wisely. Maybe you can even think about the person you will marry. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I control my sex addiction?

How can I control my sex addiction?

Recovery - saa works: Addiction to any compulsive sexual behavior, whether porn, voyeurism, massage parlors, anonymous hookups, prostitution, is possible through working the 12 steps w/ a sponsor in saa (sex addicts anonymous). Visit www.Sexaa.Org for more information. If there are no meetings in your area you can start one, attend online or telephone meetings. Recovery is possible & there is a lot of hope & help. ...Read more

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I would like help with sex addiction?

I would like help with sex addiction?

Consider working: With a therapist/ psychologist who specializes in sexual addictions. ...Read more

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What should I do about my sex addiction?

What should I do about my sex addiction?

Get help: Psychiatrists are trained and experienced on this in general. It is not so uncommon. An honest discussion with your dr might also help. There are different approaches and treatments for this and believe me, it works. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is sex addiction a really medical condition?

Is sex addiction a really medical condition?

Yes and no: yes - sex addiction had same neural pathways as other addictions which are characterized/defined as "brain diseases" therefore a medical condition. No - many professionals and lay persons don't recognize sex addiction as medical but rather a moral, emotional, behavioral and/or psychological problems that can be corrected. Sex Addiction is serious condition w/devastating far-reaching consequences. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a sex addiction?

What is the best way to treat a sex addiction?

There are many: Like all addictions treatment should be personalized, that is it should be designed just for you. Treatments can include 12 step meetings, individual and group therapy, medications if other symptoms like depression exist, marriage therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, stress management, social skills training. Find a psychiatrist or sex addiction counselor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sex addiction?

What is the definition or description of: sex addiction?

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. ...Read more

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How can I overcome sex addiction?

How can I overcome sex addiction?

Get help: There are many psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who specialize in dealing with compulsive sexual behaviors. Boston has a huge number of them. There are many different forms that paraphilias can take, but the basic approach uses a combination of cognitive behavioral techniques to change behavior, while working on trauma history to find the cause ...Read more

Sex Addiction (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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