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

Related Topics: Sexual Intercourse, Addiction

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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.

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