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How do you tell if you have a sex addiction or just a high sex drive?

How do you tell if you have a sex addiction or just a high sex drive?

Addiction: Normal for male sex drive varies greatly, and depends on the partner as well. If both are satisfied, it is healthy. Often one partner has a higher drive than the other, and has to keep his or her sex drive under control, also healthy. When you have multiple partners, damage your relationship with your current partner, cannot turn off pornography, force a sexual relationship, you are addicted. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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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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Are high libido and high psa related in anyway? My husband has a sex addiction and was recently diagnosed with a high psa and so i wonder if this two have any relation?

Indirectly: Prostate cells require testosterone, the male hormone, to grow, and in general, people with high levels of testosterone are more likely to get excessive prostate growth, both benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and cancer. High testosterone is also associated with high libido. High psa is not a diagnosis - if it is over 4 or if it has gone up more than 50% in a year, biopsy should be considered. ...Read more

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Are sex addiction associated with low or high dopamine, or both. I wanna know pleas help me.

Are sex addiction associated with low or high dopamine, or both. I wanna know pleas help me.

Alot more complex: The science of hedonia is complex and still young. It is most certianly not as simple as the media would portray in via tasty and tidy soundbites such as "too little dopamine". DA does play a role in reward pathways in via the VTA and NA but it is only one of several NTs involved. Intracellular mechanisms are likely much more relevant, particularly shown via epi-genetics work these past 20 yrs. ...Read more

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What defines sex addiction? How to tell if someone is a sex addict?

What defines sex addiction? How to tell if someone is a sex addict?

Out of control: A sex addiction occurs when sex is interferring with social, occupational & recreational activities. The person tries to stop the behavior but can't. They spend more time or require progressively more hard core sex to satisfy their need. It usually requires that the person spends a fair amount of time either engaging in or fantasizing about sex. A psychological eval can dx. ...Read more

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Hi Please give me the name of any medicine that will help to lower my Sex drive because ive got a masturbation addiction and masturbate 3 -4 times da ?

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Please give me the name of any medicine that will help to lower my Sex drive because ive got a masturbation addiction and masturbate 3 -4 times da
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Just say no: You don't need a medication ... Just try using some self impulse control. At 19 years old, your hormones are raging and this is completely normal. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a sex addiction , where can I find help for this?

What do you suggest if I have a sex addiction , where can I find help for this?

Addiction psychiatry: The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (www.aaap.org) can direct you to an addiction psychiatrist in your area who may be able to help, and the American Psychiatric Association (www.apa.org) may also be able to help. I always suggest people talk to their primary care providers, who know their local systems better, and may know who is right for you. Many alcohol/drug treatment programs also ...Read more

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Is sex addiction real?

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. ...Read more

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What is sex addiction?

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. ...Read more

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What exactly is a sex addiction?

What exactly is a sex addiction?

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. ...Read more

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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


Libido (Definition)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward ...Read more