sexual addiction


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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
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sexual addiction

Sex compulsion Sexology Compulsive and ritualized sexuoerotic hyperactivity, generally under specific sexuoerotic conditions and stimuli. See Sexaholics Anonymous.
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According to Ms Murogo, many centres sheltering such girls have not been able to identify the problem of sexual addiction among some of the youngsters.
Roberts of Pure Desire, that "rite of passage" is leading millions of young men into the bondage of sexual addiction from which many may never find freedom.
Instead, they have a behavioural (or process) addiction, such as compulsive gambling, compulsive spending, or sexual addiction. Addicts don't use to feel better and have a good time (even though their use probably started out that way).
Eighteen years ago she began leading Healing Heart groups then in 2013 she founded the Hope After Betrayal Ministries to bring help and hope to women whose husbands are caught in the web of sexual addiction.
The Elements Behavioral Health family of programs offers treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders, and other mental health disorders.
"You're dealing with sexual addiction. You're dealing with narcissism.
There is considerable dispute in the professional health and mental communities as to whether "sexual addiction" is a bona fide addiction.
The psychologist, who was referred to as a sexual addiction therapist, agreed with the psychiatrist's prognosis and risk assessment although she did testify that sex addiction was not an accepted scientific diagnosis.
"This man doesn't need to go to a sexual addiction [treatment] ...
First, sexual addiction is an equal-opportunity vice that cares not whether you're a VIP in the nation's capital and your wife is Hillary Clinton's senior aide, Huma Abedin, or whether you're a small-time punk who offers marijuana to the vulnerable in exchange for pornographic photos and videos.
My conduct was driven by a compulsive sexual addiction, which I am now receiving treatment for by means of therapy and attending a 12 step group.