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Sexual addiction has come out of the closet, so to speak, in recent years and now appears to be recognized as a legitimate problem some people face. In recognition of this, we've created this forum to offer a supportive place for people who grapple with sexual addiction.

"Sexual addiction" is not a recognized mental health diagnosis at this time.

Please note that if you're easily triggered or are a minor, this forum may not be for you as much of the material discussed here will be possibly triggering or of a sexual nature.

Also, healthy interest in sex -- especially as a teenager, adolescent, or young adult -- is not considered a sex addiction. Here are the proposed symptoms of sex addiction:

http://psychcentral.com/lib/symptoms...diction/000745


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thanks for the info...as I sex addict myself, I find it very hard to find any mental health professionals with any experience in this area...unless you live in a large metro area
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Sexual addiction has come out of the closet, so to speak, in recent years and now appears to be recognized as a legitimate problem some people face. In recognition of this, we've created this forum to offer a supportive place for people who grapple with sexual addiction.

Please note that if you're easily triggered or are a minor, this forum may not be for you as much of the material discussed here will be possibly triggering or of a sexual nature.

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how does one know if they have a sexual problem or just really enjoy sex. I find myself always wanting it, even thou I was just satisfied. My husband will give me sex and I will orgasim, but then that night be able to get myself off again and then keep doing at least once a day if not more. Do I just love sex and the way it feels or do I have a problem. I am afraid to go to a place because I am thinking that I will want to hook up with someone there and have sex with them.
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I need help, please look at the newest thread.

I want to get rid of this addiction because for me, it's disgusting, filthy and dirty.

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Hello, I am Anne. I don't know how to use this forum or this whole site, I can't seem to understand where posting should be placed for new comers. If you could help me that would be great. Thanks
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how does one know if they have a sexual problem or just really enjoy sex. I find myself always wanting it, even thou I was just satisfieId. My husband will give me sex and I will orgasim, but then that night be able to get myself off again and then keep doing at least once a day if not more. Do I just love sex and the way it feels or do I have a problem. I am afraid to go to a place because I am thinking that I will want to hook up with someone there and have sex with them.

I'm a reformed sex addict but have had periods of no libido whatsoever ( due to depression, l later found out) and now have a high sex drive but do not have the sex addiction any longer.
You ask how to tell if you are a sex addict or not? From the main body of your question it seemed to me that you were just highly sexed but then I got to the last line :I am afraid to go to a place because I am thinking that I will want to hook up with someone there and have sex with them.

That line in itself may indicate a sex addiction depending on what that fear is based on, and how much that fear intrudes into your normal life.
In my mind, any addiction is easily identified as it is behaviour that gets in the way of having a 'normal' existence. If you are feeling horny and you have sex 20 times a day and feel great, and it doesn't impact negatively on your life or the life of your loved ones, then hey go for it! But, if you feel you need to have sex compulsively despite the ramifications and disruption it may cause to the rest of your life and your family, then that is a clear indication of an addiction.

My experience of sex addiction was that it was my way of trying to comfort myself after painful emotional incidences. I would reach for the phone to call someone to come over absolutely compulsively , but then never actually enjoy the encounter. I would reach orgasm but feel horribly removed emotionally and would often cry afterwards. I would always regret the encounter, but that in turn would lead to a vicious circle of my feeling low, then reaching for the phone once more.
It was only when I shared this with my sister ( who self harms) did I realise that that my behaviour and feelings leading up to the compulsion matched hers before she cut herself. I used a different implement to harm myself ...

My addiction came from a non sexual root, my early years relationship with my mother who has NPD.

I've now explored and come to terms with my past, and my sexual addiction has evaporated.
In its place is good self esteem, access to intimacy and a healthy , loving, fulfilling sex life.

Good luck, it's a long hard journey ahead, but it's worth it.

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i am a married man and i have a sex problem i want it and need it all the time or i get frustrated and want to go get it and i need some help before my marriage is over so please help
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