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Is it possible to have an addictive personality for sex?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Sex addiction

One can use sexual behavior compulsively and repeatedly with a succession of lovers to modulate emotions, rather than to relate intimately.
Behavior is out of control, despite attempts to stop it; there are adverse consequences in medical, legal, and interpersonal areas. Escalating need for sexual activity, and lots of time spent in getting this -- fantasy, pornography, cyber-sex too.

In brief: Sex addiction

One can use sexual behavior compulsively and repeatedly with a succession of lovers to modulate emotions, rather than to relate intimately.
Behavior is out of control, despite attempts to stop it; there are adverse consequences in medical, legal, and interpersonal areas. Escalating need for sexual activity, and lots of time spent in getting this -- fantasy, pornography, cyber-sex too.
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