Signs of Sex Addiction

Prostitution Addiction Disorder

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Addiction to prostitution is a learnt sexual behaviour, and like all types of sexual addiction promotes powerful dopamine releases from the brain, which is believed to be a biological basis for sexual addictions. Prostitution addiction is not gender specific, although it is a predominant male problem. Women too are reported to use the services of sex workers. Some sex workers themselves may be addicted to sex.

Addiction to prostitution can be assumed when a person frequently preoccupies with, or acts out such behaviour without being able to stop, even if they sincerely desire to do so. Prostitution addiction, like all sexual addictions, is a brain disorder and requires specific treatment to achieve recovery.

Prostitution addiction disorder can also be seen as a form of attachment disorder, involving compulsive repetitions of living out one's own sexual fantasies without attachment to the sexual partner, or one's immature needs for love, validation, and power in a supportive and permission giving environment with sex workers.

As a part of the disorder, prostitution addicts frequently report extreme sexual cravings when thinking about, and preoccupying with, planning for, or consuming their sex appointments, while some sex addicts may experience negative mood swings or regrets after acting out.


  • Addicts to prostitution are at risk of social embarrassment, and losing relationship, family, work, and status. 
  • Financial spending on sex services can be substantial. Some sex addicts suffer consequences of financial hardship.
  • Brothel goers and sex workers are at increased risk of infection and spreading  sexually transmitted diseases.
  • In some states and countries, where prostitution is illegal, sex addicts risk police arrest and legal prosecution.
  • Acting out sex or employing underage sex workers risks legal prosecution in all states and countries.


Prostitution addiction is a fully treatable disorder, and recovery is possible with our professional sex addiction treatment plan. Sex Addiction Australia offers confidential counselling to sex addicts and their spouses, who are suffering devastating impacts of betrayal from prostitution addiction. For further information or booking a confidential appointment please call Heide (+61) 02 9380 4486 or email


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