Sexual addiction is not simply about needing sex all of the time. It is a serious addiction that affects everyone close to you. Sexual compulsion, like all addictions, starts out as an escape from another problem you have in your life. As your addiction escalates, so does your risky behavior. You carry out the acts of your addiction without care of others finding out what is going on.
Types of Sexual Addiction include:
- Repeated affairs
- Internet/Phone sex
- Multiple partners
- Compulsive masturbation
- Unsafe sex
- Use of prostitutes
- Sexual paraphilias/unusual sexual fetishes
Sexual addiction or sexual compulsion is different from many other addictions in that the end goal of therapy is not for you to abstain from sexual activity, but to have a healthy and normal sex life.
Our therapists will work with you using cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and other methods to help you to recognize the thoughts and possible other issues that are leading you to your compulsion. Recovery is not easy, but with the help of our trained therapists and the support of your friends and family, you can do it.