My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Ask Your Question

WebMD Answers

120 Characters remaining
120 Characters remaining
  • First, try and keep your question as short as possible.
  • Include specific words that will help us identify questions that may already have your answer.
  • If you don't find your answer, you can post your question to WebMD Experts and Contributors.


Posted: | Report This Report Question |

What is the definition of “sex addiction” -- and what does it entail?

Related Topics: Sexual Intercourse, Addiction

Answers From Experts & Organizations (1)

7,995 Answers
373,795 Helpful Votes

Sex addiction is described as an overwhelming need for sex, the pursuit of which frequently takes precedence over all other things in life, including work and relationships. Sex addicts frequently engage in risky behavior, including not only unprotected sex, but also seeking stimulation in dangerous situations.

Behavior associated with sex addiction includes: Compulsive masturbation; multiple extramarital affairs; anonymous sex partners or strings of one-night stands; consistent use of pornography; consistent need for phone or computer sex; continuous use of prostitutes; sexual exhibitionism (such as “flashing”); voyeurism (watching others have sex); stalking a sex partner.

This answer should not be considered medical advice...down arrowThis answer should not be considered medical advice and should not take the place of a doctor’s visit. Please see the bottom of the page for more information or visit our Terms and Conditions.up arrow

| Report This Report Answer
Archived: March 20, 2014

Was this helpful?


Thanks for your feedback.

377 of 475 found this helpful
Read the Original Article: Frequently Asked Questions About Sex and Relationships