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Sex Addiction

It’s difficult enough for close friends and family of sex addicts to see their loved one spiral downhill, but it’s even worse when an addict has a partner and family of their own. The spouse and children are almost always affected by the behaviour of...

One of the biggest struggles sex addicts face is coping with the stigma surrounding sex addictions and sexual disorders. It’s essentially the fear of being judged, particularly for those who are in the public eye, with a high profile or those whose professions put them...

Failure to Disclose You’ve heard it before: “the first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem”. It’s important for sex addicts to- not just admit to themselves and their loved ones that they have a problem, but also to disclose to their therapist...

There seems to be a generalisation about sex addicts, that they are cold hearted, emotionless robots who only care about getting their next sexual gratification and that they’re completely incapable of experiencing genuine emotions. In reality, the truth is startlingly different. Sex addicts commonly report feeling...

There are lots of misconceptions surrounding sex addiction. One of the most common being that a sex addict is simply someone with a high sex drive, who thinks about sex all the time. In actual fact, sex addiction has nothing to do with a person’s...

Sex addiction has long been mistaken for promiscuity. It’s taken many years and a lot of research for sexual disorders to finally become recognised as a real brain condition, just like drug or alcohol addiction. It’s important to differentiate between promiscuity and sexual disorders because oftentimes,...

There are many different reasons people suffer from sex addiction, it varies from person to person but is often due to a combination of biological, genetic, social, and environmental factors. Confidential sex therapy for sex addicts usually begins with a thorough assessment of your personal sexual...

Many characteristics of sex addiction include impulse control issues, obsessive thoughts and risky behaviour. In young adults, this is especially prevalent due to the way the brain develops into adulthood. The frontal lobe or the ‘mature’ part of the brain is responsible for rationalizing, controlling...