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Doctor insights on: Can A Sex Addict Be Faithful

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Can a sex addict ever be faithful?

Probably not...: ...At least not without appropriate treatment. As with the treatment of any addictive behavior, the behavior is not just going to change on its own without treatment from a trained professional, often augmented by the addict's commitment to an appropriate 12-step program (e.g. Sa or slaa). The likelihood of his becoming faithful depends on a variety of factors involving motivation and personality. ...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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What are signs of being a sex addict?

What are signs of being a sex addict?

TROUBLE: If the behavior causes you trouble in your life but you cant/wont/dont want to stop: -takes a lot of your time getting it or thinking about it or -problems with work/family or -legal problems then it's an addiction. ...Read more

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Is a sex addict capable of real love?

Is a sex addict capable of real love?

Jury is out: Sex addiction is a concept that has significant controversy. Many would say that, untreated, the sex addict cannot form a relationship with the commitment that is generally accepted as part of true love. Many would also agree that counseling would better the chances of overcoming this condition and achieving patterns associated with love. ...Read more

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What could I do to find out if i'm a sex addict?

What could I do to find out if i'm a sex addict?

Suggested Q's 4 U: U'll find many "experts" happy 2answer: some men in relationships w/women who also seek sex w/men r being told they r sex addicts. Some ppl using images that turn them on r being called sex addicts. / i wonder about asking urself some q's like: what does sex mean 2 me & make me feel? What do I want from it? How is my sexual behavior making my life better? Worse? / good psychologist 2 help w/ q's? ...Read more

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Why am i a sex addict, i'm a 45 year old male and i master ate 2 or 3 times a day.

Why am i a sex addict, i'm a 45 year old male and i master ate 2 or 3 times a day.

Sex Addict: I don't know whether you are a sex addict or not but you could help yourself by seeing a mental health professional who is experienced in treating sexual problems, ask your doctor or your insurance carrier or your local psychological association for a referral. My best. ...Read more

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If a self-assessed sex addict, has days when he can easily control himself even during major triggers, could he assume that he's not an addict but BP?

If a self-assessed sex addict, has days when he can easily control himself even during major triggers, could he assume that he's not an addict but BP?

Great question : Hypersexuality can be a symptom of Bipolar illness. You might want to discuss this with a mental health professional. Some people have increased sexual activity as a result of a manic or a depressed state. It would be better for you to not diagnose yourself. ...Read more

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Could you be a sex addict if you're a virgin?

Could you be a sex addict if you're a virgin?

Possibly: If you are addicted to pornographic movies & videos &/or can't control very frequent urges to masturbate & self gratify. Suggest you seek counselng if this "obsession" is interfering with you life. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I know if I am a sex addict?

If thinking about: Sex, engaging in sexual behaviors, or spending time in pursuit of sexual contact/items prevents you from engaging in normal life activities - that is a problem. Does it impact you in regards to your relationships with others, occupationally, recreationally etc.? ...Read more

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What to do if i'm a sex addict, and i'm only 16!?

What to do if i'm a sex addict, and i'm only 16!?

Define it: You and essentially all your male peers enjoy yourselves when you're alone and are thinking things and looking at pictures even if your parents say it is wrong and not to do it. That's being human. If you are unable to take your thoughts off sexuality to do the other things you must do (learning, work, play) or are missing class because you're obsessing over erotica, then see you doctor. ...Read more

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How should I tell my shrink that i might be a sex addict?

How should I tell my shrink that i might be a sex addict?

Trust: Many of us seriously doubt there's any such thing as "sex addiction" comparable to addiction to tobacco or heroin. What you say to your mental health expert is utterly privileged, he/she has heard it all before, and there's no shame in mental illness, only shame in refusing to work on becoming a better person. Perhaps true love will find you after all. Good luck. ...Read more