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Can someone be addicted to sex?

Discussion in 'Other Substances' started by morganmar33, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. 6up

    6up Community Champion

    Someone can be addicted to sex, it is true. You may find out that they have more than one girlfriend or boyfriend thinking that they can satisfy them. If you can avoid work by giving minor excuses, only to go for sex dates, then you must be addicted to it. Sex addiction is also caused by someone being idle so that you find they think about sex most of their time. But it is avoidable if one realises that they are addicts. You can set your goals and try to achieve them. By doing so, you can avoid thinking about sex and instead think about something constructive. Avoid porn material which is also a major contributors. You may find that you like downloading porn videos and spend most of your time watching porn. Do not subscribe to porn websites since they will be sending you porn material. Avoid friends who suggest or forward to you any porn videos or photos. If you like porn wallpapers then better change them. You will come to realise that, that is avoidable.
  2. serenity

    serenity Community Champion

    Of course it's an addiction, some people make it the only thing that they do everyday, and they also search for new sex partners and orgies since they got tired of plain "vanilla" sex. It has other sub-categories too, like addiction to phone sex, porn, masturbation, etc. And I think that's difficult to treat since it just deals with how the person thinks and there are no substances involved.
  3. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    I have heard of a term nymphomaniac before and my friend told me that a local popular actress suffers from this condition. Nymphomania is an excessive drive for sex of a female apparently. So to your question, yes, someone can be addicted to sex.

    But even men can be addicted to sex, not only women. This is characterized by a need to have sex most of the time. Also there is an inability to function without sex. Cheating on a partner just to have sex with another is also a sign.
  4. Eashow10

    Eashow10 Member

    I think the media plays a great role in this topic. They present men as sexually charged making it harder to understand how having a lot of sex with many partners a bad thing. It is seen as a badge in society. Yet those men have no real relationships in life and often hide their loneliness in sex.

    In reference to women it is still seen as shameful for a women to have a normal sex drive. Causing a larger struggle inward for the woman suffering a sex addiction.
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  5. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    I hate that as men you can have all the partners you want and you will be called a stud. And when you are a woman, well you will be called hurtful names. Society has just so much double standards! Men who have such high sex drives are not ashamed but women are shamed for it.