Sexual addiction is a sexual activity that feels addict unmanageable. A sex addict feels forced to seek out and appoint in sexual behavior, in spite of the problems it may cause in their personal, social and work lives.
We know that every addiction has its negative impact on the addict and family members also. Sexual addiction is quickly becoming known as a social trouble with similarities better known to alcohol and drug dependence or compulsive gambling.
Sometimes we shocked to listen, sexual discoveries in our own families, involving people we know personally. Sex addiction is not like any other addiction because sex involves our personal emotions. Sexual addiction can take many dissimilar forms.
In sexual addiction the addict may be obsessed primarily to one activity, such as sex with a prostitute, but usually uses a variety of sexual behaviors. Someone might watch the dancers at bar, have sex with a prostitute, return home and have sex with his wife and masturbate while viewing pornographic images or movies.
In sexual addiction there is a risk factor also. A person with a sex addiction engages in different forms of sexual activity, although the potential for negative or dangerous consequences. In addition to destructing the addict relations and interfering with his or her work and social life, a sexual addiction also puts the person at risk for emotional and physical wounds. Sex addiction is also a root of some diseases as HIV.
The sex addict follows a routine or ritual leading to acting out on desires, and is then fraught by feelings of denial then shame, despair, and uncertainty.
Signs of sexual addicts are:
• Feeling that behavior of addict is out of control
• Needing more and more sexual activity in order to experience.
• Feeling unable to stop behavior, despite knowing the consequences
• Persistently pursuing destructive and/or high-risk actions
• Using sexual fantasies as a approach of coping with hard feelings or situations.
• Neglecting important social, occupational or recreational activities in favors of sexual behavior.
• Spending a growing quantity of time planning, appealing in or regretting and recovering from sexual behavior.