Top
30
Doctor insights on: Sex Addiction In Children

Share
1

1
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. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
612 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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. ...Read more

3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
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! ...Read more

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
What can cause sex addiction in men?

What can cause  sex addiction in men?

Unknown: Possibly abnormal nerve connections in the brain or excess testosterone levels. ...Read more

9

9
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. ...Read more

10

10
How will sex addiction progress in men?

How will sex addiction progress in men?

Step One of SA: Consider attending a meeting of sexaholics anonymous. The first step:
we admitted that we were powerless over lust -- that our lives had become unmanageable. ...Read more

11

11
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

12

12
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

13

13
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. ...Read more

14

14
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. ...Read more

15

15
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

16

16
How do I help my friend who has a sex addiction?

Mutual support helps: Your friend might consider attending a meeting of sex and love addicts anonymous, and you might consider attending a meeting of s-anon for the families and friends of sex addicts. ...Read more

17

17
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. ...Read more

18

18
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

19

19
Why is sex addiction difficult to treat in younger people?

Why is sex addiction difficult to treat in younger people?

Focus of young: For a number of reasons sexual activity is much higher in young people anyway. For instance, hormone levels tend to stimulate interest. But also young people are surrounded by messages in the media and social media encouraging relationships and sexuality. All of this makes treatment harder, but certainly not possible. ...Read more

20

20
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

21

21
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

22

22
Why do I always want sex?Think abt it very often, is this sex addiction?24years old

Why do I always want sex?Think abt it very often, is this sex addiction?24years old

Become awsre: Ask yourself, is this obsession with sex impeding on my three major areas of life? Does it interrupt/make worse any significant relationships I'm in? Does it negatively interfere with work/volunteer time? Does it affect my time or relationship connection with family or friends? If yes, then you have a problem. Get seen by a psychologist who can help you become more balanced in your sexualthoughts ...Read more

23

23
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. ...Read more

25

25
My husband has a sex addiction so told me to hire household help. Will he be loyal to me if I do?

My husband has a sex addiction so told me to hire household help. Will he be loyal to me if I do?

Inappropriate: No doctor can answer this question. You need counseling. But i'd get the household help if it make my life easier. ...Read more

26

26
What are signs of sex addiction in women? How might a woman's sex addiction be noticed by others?

What are signs of sex addiction in women? How might a woman's sex addiction be noticed by others?

Sex addiction: Sex addiction is characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and acts which increase over time. It may be limited to compulsive masturbation/watching porn, but may also include escalating sexual activity with multiple partners. Like with other addictions, family relationships ; other roles suffer. Women are more likely than men to call it "love addiction." http://tinyurl.Com/n5ay2j8 much shame. ...Read more

27

27
Could my potential add be responsible for constant sex cravings (sex addiction)? And is it possible that it will be treated after i treat add?

There seems to be : . . . A strong relationship between sensation seeking and adhd. For example, individuals with adhd often seek stimulation in an attempt to easy boredom. This stimulation can be as novel as nailbiting, or as extreme as sexual addiction. In either case, appropriate treatment is needed in order to prevent long-term problems. ...Read more

28

28
Sex addiction is out of control. Multiple partners daily, cheating on fiancé, even slept with homeless men.Im in politics and dont want ruin my career?

Sex addiction is out of control. Multiple partners daily, cheating on fiancé, even slept with homeless men.Im in politics and dont want ruin my career?

Trustworthy therapy: You NEED to find a therapist you can trust who is also an expert on addictions like this. Meanwhile - be very careful about STD/pregnancy prevention - not to mention the full range of violence. These things can make a future career in any field impossible! Until you find a way to form and use better judgement, you'd destroy any success you'll work for. Do it now! ...Read more

29

29
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