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Doctor insights on: Neurological Aspects Of Sex Addiction

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What is the aspect of sex addiction & hyper religiousity that keeps people in aa sober?

What is the aspect of sex addiction & hyper religiousity that keeps people in aa sober?

Wow - generalization: Alcoholics anonymous is a program that incorporates spirituality (not religion). Although there are some alcohol dependent individuals who also have sexual addictions - that is by no means the majority. People come back because it provides hope. It helps to keep them alive and helps to keep them sane.

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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Is sex addiction real?

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.

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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.

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How to control my sex addiction?

How to control my sex addiction?

Get help: Contact a psychologist who specializes in sexual addictions. Consider going to a support group like aa for people who suffer from sexual addictions. Get a sponsor who has achieved control for a few years. They can help you. Good luck!

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What are the symptoms of sex addiction?

What are the symptoms of sex addiction?

Sex Addiction?: Not everyone considers "sex addiction" a useful diagnosis, in the first place. Read Dr. Marty Klein's thoughtful perspective on it: http://www.martyklein.com/why-sexual-addiction-is-not-a-useful-diagnosis-and-why-it-matters/ Suggest consulting w/ a sex-positive therapist to understand concerns you may have about yourself (or other person) in relation to compulsive sexual behavior.

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Are there patterns of sex addiction in men?

Are there  patterns of sex addiction in men?

Sex Addiction?: Not everyone considers "sex addiction" a useful diagnosis, in the first place. Read Dr. Marty Klein's thoughtful perspective on it: http://www.martyklein.com/why-sexual-addiction-is-not-a-useful-diagnosis-and-why-it-matters/ Suggest consulting w/ a sex-positive therapist to understand concerns you may have about yourself (or other person) in relation to compulsive sexual behavior.

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What are the symptomsof sex addiction in men?

Some are:: •frequently engaging in more sex and with more partners than intended. •being preoccupied with or persistently craving sex; wanting to cut down and unsuccessfully attempting to limit sexual activity. •thinking of sex to the detriment of other activities or continually engaging in excessive sexual practices despite a desire to stop. •spending considerable time in activities related to sex, ?serial infidelity ?compulsive masturbation ?cyberporn/cybersex addiction or abuse ?anonymous sex ?sexual boundary problems ?voyeurism ?exhibitionism ?prostitution/escort addiction.

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What is sex addiction? My cougar wants it all the time.

See below: Addiction implies persistance of a behavior despite negative consequences, not just "wanting lots of something". Are there bad cosequences to her excessive libido. Have you communicated that you feel the need is excessive. Counseling may be appropriate.

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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.

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Must I go to therapy for my sex addiction?

Must I go to therapy for my sex addiction?

Yes if: It bothers you and affects your relationship with your loved ones, and/or affects your health and sense of well-being negatively.

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How can I treat a sex addiction for a girl?

Consider working w a: Psychiatrist or psychologist who specializes in sexual addictions. Many therapist don't work in this specialized area.

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What must I do if I suspect that my partner has sex addiction?

Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of s-anon for the families and friends of sex addicts.

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What kind of responses should I expect when looking in small town to get treatment for sex addiction?

Start with your: Family doctor, who may be able to refer you to the right person. Doctors really have "seen it all".

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Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Maybe: It depends on what you mean by sexually suppressed. If you mean children raised in conservative homes that discourage early sexual experiences but don't teach that sex is bad, probably not. If you mean children raised in homes that have negative or punitive views of sex, probably yes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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