Confidential Private Practice Counselling For Paid Sex/Prostitution Addiction In Sydney & Online
PAYING FOR SEX/PROSTITUTION ADDICTION
Paying for sex promotes in prostitution addicts powerful neurotransmitter releases in their limbic brain circuitries. This part of the brain controls emotions and moods such as sex, pleasure, reward, anger, fear and dominance. Paying for sex without love or attachment may be linked to sexual dominance and a lack of empathy and connection. Addiction to prostitution sex is not gender specific, although it presents as a predominant male issue. Women too may become addicted to using the services of escorts and sex workers, and some sex workers may be sexual addicts themselves.
WHAT IS PAID SEX ADDICTION
Sex addicts unconsciously repeat a never-ending cycle of brain highs and withdrawal. Most prostitution addicts report extraordinary high levels of sexual excitement when spending (often inordinate) amounts of time fantasising about sex with a sex worker, planning for their sex appointments, or engaging in physical activity with a sex worker. Most sex addicts experience shame, guilt, disappointment, regret, emptiness, and negative mood swings after the act.
WHEN IS PAYING FOR SEX A SEXUAL ADDICTION
- Prostitution addiction can be assumed when paying for sexual activities (brothel, massage parlour, escorts) has taken over other essential areas of a person’s daily life performance and thought process
- When a person cannot stop such behaviour despite severe negative consequences to personal, financial, marital, family and professional life
- Sexual addiction, including prostitution addiction, is a compulsive sexual behaviour disorder and requires professional treatment to achieve recovery
COMMON RISKS FOR PROSTITUTION ADDICTS
- Prostitution addicts are at risk of social embarrassment and rejection
- Isolation, losing relationships, marriage, family, work, money and status
- Financial spending on sex services can be substantial. Some paying for sex addicts suffer financial hardship as a result
- Substance abuse, chemsex
- Depression, anxiety, suicide
- Sex addicts and sex workers are at substantial health risks of STI infections and/or spreading sexually transmitted diseases.
- In some states and countries, where prostitution is illegal, sex addicts and workers risk legal prosecution
- Employing underage sex workers, or having sex with underage sex workers risks legal prosecution in all states of Australia, and in most countries around the world.
COUNSELLING FOR PAID SEX ADDICTION
Help is on hand. Sex Addiction Australia offers private confidential and discreet professional counselling for sex addicts, and their spouses who suffer the impact of sexual and intimacy betrayal trauma. Book or Enqire Online or call Heide in Sydney during AEST office hours (+61) 02 9380 4486 or email email@example.com