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

sexual addiction

Sex compulsion Sexology Compulsive and ritualized sexuoerotic hyperactivity, generally under specific sexuoerotic conditions and stimuli. See Sexaholics Anonymous.
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Compulsive sexual behavior (CSB), also referred to as sexual addiction or hypersexuality, is characterized by repetitive and intense preoccupations with sexual fantasies, urges, and behaviors that are distressing to the individual and/or result in psychosocial impairment.
However, sexual addiction is not listed in the latest edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of
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.
Despite several pivotal research projects examining the nature, prevalence, and treatment of sexual addiction or hypersexual behavior, including survey research with approximately 1,000 individuals with sexual addiction (Carnes, 1991) and a comprehensive field trial of the proposed HD criteria (Reid et al.
Researchers and counselors may refer to nonnormative behaviors as sexual impulsivity, sexual addiction, sexual compulsivity, out-of-control sexual behavior, sexual dependency, or hypersexuality.
It covers basic science and core concepts like the neurobiology of behavior and epidemiology; the pharmacology of various substances; diagnosis, assessment, and early intervention; treatment; special issues, such as treatment of women and older adults, prescription medications, cultural issues, college student drinking, pathologic gambling, sexual addiction, and addiction among physicians; the management of intoxication and withdrawal; pharmacologic interventions for various substances; behavioral interventions; mutual help, 12-step, and other recovery programs; medical disorders and complications of addiction; co-occurring addiction and psychiatric disorders; pain and addiction; children and adolescents; and ethical, legal, and liability issues.
Patients with sexual addiction and patients with gambling disorder share some psychopathologic features and sociodemographic traits that are not found in healthy control subjects, a study showed.
In my psychotherapeutic practice, which specializes in sexual addiction and other intimacy disorders, I first noticed that technology was causing serious problems in the mid-1990s.
The company offers treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders.
One of the greatest challenges we are facing is a sexual slavery, a sexual addiction that twists and distorts .