sexual addiction

(redirected from Sexual compulsion)
A mental condition characterised by a lack of control of one’s sexual behaviour; compulsive and ritualised sexuoerotic hyperactivity, often under specific conditions and in response to specific or stylised stimuli

sexual addiction

Sex compulsion Sexology Compulsive and ritualized sexuoerotic hyperactivity, generally under specific sexuoerotic conditions and stimuli. See Sexaholics Anonymous.
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Instead, Weiner may suffer from a destructive sexual compulsion.
New Yorker Brandon (Michael Fassbender) manages to create an aura of being an average, normal guy, while underneath, he's a seething pit of sexual compulsion.
Sexual compulsion is a primary subject of Lucas Michael's solo exhibition at Silverman Gallery, but the most graphic elements on view are literally numerals.
As he tells the story, which he describes as "las miserias de mi vida extraviada," he gradually reveals the emptiness of his life, one that takes on new significance once, at the age of ninety, he has freed himself from his sexual compulsion.
Keywords: Cybersex, sexual compulsion, obsession, flow, interactivity, love map
Because of some similarities between paraphilic sexual behavior and inappropriate drug use, the terms sexual addiction and sexual compulsion have recently become more popular, but they haven't made it into the DSM-IV.
In these newer films, bisexuality is presented as a relational option rather than a sexual compulsion.
At a hearing in 2000, state experts claimed the man does not have a sexual compulsion, but does suffer from disorders that make him unable to control himself.
Demands of a job, and in the home, can trigger sexual compulsion by feeding the addict's need for withdrawal and fantasy.
Beneath all the high-sounding ideas, one detects the unsavoury odour of hypocrisy and mendacity and beneath that, sexual compulsion masquerading as scientific interest," states Jones.
He told psychologists that cybersex was changing the definition of sexual compulsion 'like crack cocaine changed the field of substance abuse'.
Al Cooper, from San Jose, said the internet was revolutionising sexuality and changing the definition of sexual compulsion "like crack cocaine changed the field of substance abuse".