The Difference Between A Sex Addiction And A High Sex Drive

If most people have their way, they would probably have as much sex as they could handle. Sex is one of life’s indisputable pleasures, and most people understandably try to get as much of it as they can.  But how much is ‘too much’? Where does one draw the line between having a high sex […]

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Sex Addiction And Depression–Is There A Link?

Sex addiction and depression may seem like totally unrelated conditions. But there is some evidence that suggests that the two may be more closely linked to each other than most people would think. This is generally referred to as co-occurring addiction. The Root Of Addiction  An often-held misconception is that people diagnosed with sex addiction […]

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Is Porn Addiction Similar To Drug Addiction?

Do you know anyone who is extremely infatuated with porn? Would you characterize them as being a sex addict? What even is sex addiction?  Not many people would make the connection, but porn addiction is surprisingly similar to drug addiction. And although you may not realize it yet, porn has the potential to affect people’s […]

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What is Process Addiction?

Addiction comes in many forms, some of which don’t necessarily involve substance dependence. For some, addiction could take the form of compulsive behavior over which the individual has no control.  Take process addiction, for example. Also known as behavioral addiction, this is a condition characterized by the compulsion to engage in harmful activities or behavior. […]

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What Is Considered Hypersexual Behavior?

Hypersexuality is characterized by a sudden increase in libido or the frequent occurrence of libidinous desires or behavior. Professionals in the mental healthcare industry may clinically diagnose the condition. Nowadays, the term ‘hypersexuality’ is commonly used in preference to “nymphomania” and “satyriasis.” These terms were previously used to refer to similar conditions in women and […]

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Are There Withdrawal Symptoms For Sex Addiction?

Like food and sleep, sex is a basic physiological need. Even Maslow’s hierarchy places it in the same category as breathing. Hence, it is not uncommon for individuals, male or female, to seek satisfaction from it. It’s essential, though, to note that wanting sex and being sexually addicted are not one and the same. Sex […]

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When Does Loving Sex Become A Sex Addiction?

There are lots of reasons to love sex. Studies show that it triggers the release of endorphins and oxytocins in the brain. Endorphins keep people from being irritable and feeling depressed, while oxytocins make people calm and content. Sex also alleviates stress by reducing the release of cortisol and adrenaline. Improved quality of sleep, stronger […]

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Signs of Sex Addiction

There are emotional and physical signs that indicate the likelihood of a sex addiction. But first, here’s a question. What exactly is a “sex addict”? What Determines If You Are A “Sex Addict”? One peer-reviewed article in World Psychology outlines a possible definition for the disorder: “It is characterized by a persistent pattern of failure […]

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How to Overcome Lust

Lust is a hormonal and behavioral cocktail that can be managed. Depending on religious background, it can be a complicated topic to broach, but it’s a natural body function. There are long-term and short-term methods to control lust and its effects on daily life. First, let’s understand where it comes from: Your Body And You, […]

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Can A Porn Addiction Destroy A Marriage?

Marriage is as much a choice as it is a challenge. While every day you must choose your partner, you must do so while facing dire challenges like stress at work, finances and a growing list of bills to pay. Daily challenges like these that can lead someone to porn addiction. As such, porn addiction […]

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