August 25th, 2014
A hyper-sexual disorder, sexual addiction is a state in which a person finds himself preoccupied with sexual thoughts and experiences a strong sexual desire that is difficult to control. Often the sufferers have underlying problems, including anxiety (Foods for Anxiety Reduction), stress (Psychological Stress & Adrenaline), shame, or depression, which are responsible for their strange sexual behavior.
If a loved one is taking part in some of the following activities excessively, it may indicate that they are suffering from sexual addiction:
Risk taking/ indecent sexual behavior.
Most sex addicts are unable to form a bond of attachment with their partner, as they find more pleasure and satisfaction in cybersex, prostitution, or pornography (Pornography Addiction and Erectile Dysfunction).
Though there are no established sex addiction causes, the disorder could be tied to abnormal levels of serotonin or dopamine in the brain, which are chemicals responsible for regulating human behavior and desires. The deficiency of these brain chemicals may cause problematic behavior in the individual, such as problems related to impulse control, infatuation, attention, or emotional regulation. A few researchers claim that sex abuse is one of the primary causes of sex addiction, stating that individuals who have suffered from such abuse in their lifetimes are more prone to becoming sex addicts and showing inappropriate sexual behavior in public.
Sexual addiction can have harmful consequences.
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