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MANIFESTATIONS OF SEXUAL COMPULSIONS/IMPULSIONS
Hypersexual Disorder, or Sex Addiction, may manifest in sex addicts in a vast variety of sexual impulsions and sexual compulsive behaviours and preoccupations.
These can include;
- Obsessive Sexual Fantasy
- Excessive Use Of Pornography
- Compulsive Masturbation
- Compulsive Internet Sex Use
- Compulsive Use Of Multiple Sex Partners/Affairs/Casual Sex
- Compulsive Anonymous Sex
- Frequently Paying For Sex
- Trading Sex As A Commodity
- Exploitive Sex/Power
- Frotteurism/Intrusive Sex
- Other Paraphilias
- Sex Crimes
WHY SEXUAL ADDICTION DEVELOPS AND MANIFESTS
- Addiction research confirms in sex addicts a genetic predisposition, underlying dysphoria, depression or anxiety, and unresolved early or later life trauma, inappropriate sexualisation in early life, and repetitive exposure to environmental triggers.
- Although sex addicts act out sex as a vehicle to self-regulate their emotions, their sexual engagements controversially cause more distress to the addict themselves, and considerable harm to their partners and loved ones.
- A majority of sex addicts are aware of the negative consequences their behaviour is causing, but are unable to stop despite many failed attempts to do so.
- Many sex addicts are too ashamed to ask for help on time. They will only seek professional treatment when their sexual behaviour has finally spiralled out of control, or when their relationships are severely damaged, or when threatened by legal prosecution.
CYCLES OF SEX ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOURS
The addictive urge to act out sex does not reinforce itself every day. It occurs periodically and in repetitive cycles.
- Frequent intrusive sexual thoughts and persistent sexual preoccupation.
- Sexual fantasy and ‘setting the stage’.
- Ritualistic leading up behaviours, self-comforting, getting in the mood.
- Acting out sexual behaviour.
- Short-term feelings of serenity and relief from stress and emotional discomfort.
- Soon followed by regrets, shame, guilt, self-loathing.
- Lack of fulfilment.
- Feelings of emptiness.
- Persistent cravings.
- Unsuccessful attempts to permanently stop, or to cut down on compulsive sexual behaviours.
- Chronic relapse.
THREE STAGES OF SEVERITY IN COMPULSIVE SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS
Sexual acting-out behaviours may be broken down into three stages, differing in gravity, impact, consequences.
The majority of sexual addicts display behaviours as outlined in stage one only, and will not progress to stages two and three behaviours.
A smaller number of sexual addicts displays behaviours as explained in stage two, placing them either at risk of offending against the Australian law, or may already have committed an offence.
Sexual behaviours as described in stage three are only acted out by a small number of sexual addicts, who can be classified as ‘Sex Offender’.
PLEASE NOTE: ASAA does not provide forensic services, and does not provide sex addiction therapy to persons who are sex offenders.
STAGE ONE OF COMPULSIVE SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS
- Compulsive and excessive masturbation; masturbation may either be acted out with high frequency, or over prolonged time (e.g. edging).
- Compulsive and excessive use of pornography with or without masturbation; pornographic materials may be used with high frequency, or over prolonged periods of time.
- Compulsive use of Internet sex; including chat-rooms, apps, dating sites, videos, and social media.
- Compulsive use of telephone-sex.
- Compulsive love and relationships.
- Multiple sexual partners.
- Anonymous sex.
- Compulsive use of sex workers.
- Compulsive intimacy avoidance, sexual anorexia.
- Paraphilias, behaviours not offending against the law.
STAGE TWO OF COMPULSIVE SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS
- Indecent and non-consensual phone calls with explicit sexual content.
- Frotteurism intrusive sexual touching without permission, often acted out in crowded places and may be disguised as ‘accidental’ touch.
- Violation of sexual boundaries, such as abuse of power in return for sexual favours.
- Paraphilias (may offend against the law).
STAGE THREE OF COMPULSIVE SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS
- Sexual behaviours involving violence and threat.
- Child sexual abuse.
- Child molestation.
- Child pornography; including using, downloading, producing, and distributing pornographic images of children, or written text with sexual content featuring children.
- Paraphilias, behaviours offending against the law.
CONSEQUENCES OF UNTREATED SEX ADDICTION CAN INCLUDE
- Ruptured relationships.
- Gradual decline in intimacy, contentment, fulfilment, meaning, and connection with partner.
- Pornography induced erectile dysfunction (PIED).
- Loss of partner, relationship, marriage, and family.
- Loss of workplace.
- Loss of business, prestige, respect from others, self-respect.
- Diminished self-esteem.
- Guilt, shame, disconnect, aloneness, emptiness, isolation.
- Difficulties with meeting marital, family, professional, and social demands.
- Financial losses, financial hardship.
- Social isolation.
- Legal prosecutions.
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NOTE SEX ADDICTION AUSTRALIA HAS A MANDATORY REPORTING DUTY IN THE EVENT OF CRIME. IF YOU HAVE NOT YET OFFENDED, BUT YOU ARE AT RISK TO OFFEND, SEX ADDICTION AUSTRALIA CAN HELP. Please refer to our LEGAL information page
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