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What to know about compulsive sexual behavior - By Adam Felman (Medically reviewed by Janet Brito, Ph.D., LCSW, CST) Medical News Today.

Compulsive sexual behavior is a condition in which an individual cannot manage their sexual behavior. Persistent sexual thoughts interfere with their ability to work, maintain relationships, and complete their daily activities.

Some people refer to compulsive sexual behavior as..

Outpatient vs Inpatient Sex Addition Rehab Programs ~ By

Sex addiction is characterized by a compulsive, obsessive sexual behavior. People with this behavioral addiction may experience troubles in other aspects of their lives, such as at work or school, or in their interpersonal relationships.They may have trouble concentrating on or enjoying the people and activities who were previously... Read more...

How Does Treatment Work for Sex Addiction? By ProjectKnow

There remains a wide spectrum of beliefs, diagnoses, models and theories regarding the topic of sexual addiction. Psychologists, sociologists, neuroscientists and even clinical sexologists have struggled to develop a universal definition for those who struggle with unusually compulsive sexual behavior; some even maintain that sexual addiction isn’t a real addiction. This has made identification and treatment more difficult. However, hyper-sexual behavior ...Read more....

Sexual addiction: driven by technology? By Robert Weiss ~

In 2015, digital technology is omnipresent. Nearly everyone in America either owns or has easy access to a computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone or other digital device. As a result, we now have endless access to information, entertainment and social interaction—with much of that material and interconnectivity being sexual in nature. (Research reveals that roughly 13% of all Internet searches are sex-related. For the vast majority of people, this is not an issue. They are able to play with and enjoy sexnology in healthy ways, without becoming addicted or experiencing negative consequences, just as most people are able to enjoy alcohol without experiencing...Read more....

Sex Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment. By Sherry Amatenstein ~

Sam squirmed uncomfortably in his chair, finding it difficult to look in my eyes as he talked about his porn habit, which in the past few months had overtaken his life. “I’ve been watching porn since I’m 11,” he admitted. “But it used to be somewhat under control. Now I’m sneaking into the men’s room at work with my phone for hours at a time. When my wife is sleeping I’m online. I just can’t stop.” Sam is beginning to realize he is a sex addict. That term began receiving renewed scrutiny last fall when former film producer Harvey Weinstein declared that was what ailed him and entered rehab in an effort to ...Read more....

Hypersexuality (Sex Addiction)Psychology Today

Hypersexual disorder is a proposed diagnosis for people who have an "excessive" amount of sex and feel distress as a result. There is debate, however, over whether sex addiction exists in the same way as other addictions. In Western psychiatry, "excessive" sexual behaviors have been documented since the 1700s and have been referred to as Don Juanism, satyriasis, nymphomania, excessive sexual drive, sexual addiction, and hypersexuality, among other things. These terms all refer to sexual behavior that includes... Read more...

Sexual addiction: insights from psychoanalysis and functional neuroimaging. By Vincent Estellon, PhD and Harold Mouras, PhD

Sexual motivation is a fundamental behavior in human. For a long time, this behavior has been somehow ignored from psychological and neuroscientific research. In this article – reflecting the collaboration of a clinical psychologist and a neuroscientist – we show that in the current period, sexual affiliation is one of the most promising affiliation context to articulate a debate, a dialog and convergence points between psychoanalysis and neuroscience. Recent data on healthy sexual behavior and its compulsive variant are... Read more...

Understanding More about Sexual Addiction. By  Michael Herkov, Ph.D

In a culture obsessed with sex, it might seem surprising that we don’t hear more about sex addiction. While there is plenty of information for people addicted to alcohol, drugs and gambling, those addicted to sex are likely to find help and information more difficult to come by. Part of the reason for this is that sex addiction, a disorder characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and behavior, is poorly understood and difficult to diagnose. And, in a culture where sex, like alcohol, is socially acceptable and encouraged, and sexual images and provocation abound, it becomes more challenging to distinguish between... Read more...

What is sexual addiction? By Christian Nordqvist

Sexual addiction is a condition in which an individual cannot manage their sexual behavior. Persistent sexual thoughts affect their ability to work, maintain relationships, and fulfil their... Read more...

Sex Addiction: An Intimacy Disorder. By Rachel Pomerance Berl

THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT sex addiction that not only raises eyebrows but also furrows them. "Oh, c'mon," people tend to say about a supposed sex addict. "Can't he just control himself?" The recently released movie "Thanks for Sharing" frames the subject accordingly. When Gwyneth Paltrow's character learns her beau, played by Mark Ruffalo, is a recovering sex addict, she voices the predictable doubt and bewilderment: "Isn't that something that guys just say when they get caught cheating?" Judging by the..... Read more....

Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the root causes of addiction and how to deal with them. This is taken from the Q&A part of TJ Dawe's show - "Medicine".

Losing a Loved One to Porn (and What You Can Do About It)
How much porn is too much porn?

This is an excellent article posted April 21, 2016 by Sue Johnson in Psychology Today. Dr. Sue Johnson is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, presenter and speaker and one of the leading innovators in the field of couple therapy. 

She is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 25 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.

Please enjoy her article, Published in Psychology Today:

Losing a Loved One to Porn (and What You Can Do About It)  How much porn is too much porn?

"We Need to Talk about Sexual Addiction", by Paula Hall

Downloadable PDF Transcript of Video

This excellent video was recorded in England at a TEDx Leamington Spa Conference.

Paula Hall (UKCP Reg, BACP Acc, COSRT Acc, ATSAC) has been working in the field of Sex Addiction for over 10 years and is author of Understanding & Treating Sex Addiction (Routledge 2013). Sex Addiction – The Partners Perspective (Routledge 2015). She has also been published in a number of academic journals and within the professional press.

Paula was a founder member of ATSAC and served as Chair for three years and is currently on the board of SASH. In addition to working with individuals and couples, she developed the Hall Recovery Course which is available around the UK and also under licence in Denmark and Holland and provides residential programmes for both people with addiction and partners. She has spoken at conferences in the UK, Europe and in the US on behalf of ESSM, UKCP, BACP, ATSAC, UKESAD and The International Sex Addiction Conference.

Media work has included appearances on BBC2’s Newsnight, ITV’s This Morning, Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and the Moral Maze and Channel 4’s acclaimed Porn on the Brain.

She is also a regular expert contributor to articles about sex addiction and its impact on partners and society within the national press and radio.

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