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Hypersexual Disorder, or Sex Addiction, manifests in sex addicts in a vast variety of sexual compulsive behaviours and sexual preoccupations. These may include;

  • Sexual Fantasy Obsession
  • Excessive Use Of Pornography
  • Compulsive Masturbation
  • Compulsive Internet Sex Use
  • Multiple Partners/Affairs/Casual Sex
  • Anonymous Sex
  • Paying For Sex
  • Trading Sex As A Commodity
  • Seductive Roleplay/Power
  • Exploitive Sex/Power
  • Pain Exchange
  • Frotteurism/Intrusive Sex
  • Voyeurism
  • Exhibitionism

Take advantage of our over 20 years of clinical experience in our specialized sex addiction therapy and treatment program to achieve your goal of quitting sex, love and pornography addiction faster in our comfortable private practice setting with Affirmotive Sex Addiction Australia, ASAA. Our therapy and professional counselling is research based, result focused, effective, and time and money saving. Our strictly private, discreet and confidential face to face counselling appointments in Sydney and Australia-wide online are designed to provide solutions for all types of sexual addictive disorders.

WHY SEXUAL ADDICTION DEVELOPS AND MANIFESTS

  • Addiction research confirms in addicts genetic predisposition, underlying unresolved traumata, and repetitive exposure to environmental triggers.
  • Sexual addicts enact a vast variety of sexual behaviours to (unconsciously) manage underlying dysphoria related to anxiety or depression, avoiding overwhelm and excessive stress, distracting from boredom, frustration, anger, general feelings of dissatisfaction with life, and other deeper underlying emotional distress.
  • Although sex addicts act out sex as a vehicle to self-soothe their own emotional turmoil, their sexual engagements controversially incur more distress to themselves, and considerable harm to their partners and families, and to others who are close to them.
  • A majority of sex addicts are aware of the negative consequences their behaviour is causing, but are unable to stop themselves despite many failed attempts. Sex addicts are in the grip of sexual addiction and powerless to quit out on their own.
  • Many sex addicts are too ashamed to ask for help on time. They will only seek professional treatment when their sexual behaviour has spiralled out of control and their relationships are severely damaged, or when threatened by legal prosecution.

CYCLES OF SEX ADDICTION & BEHAVIOUR

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, emptiness.
  • Persistent cravings.
  • Unsuccessful attempts to permanently stop, or to cut down on compulsive sexual behaviours.
  • Chronic relapse.

THREE STAGES OF COMPULSIVE SEXUAL ACTING-OUT BEHAVIOURS

Sexual acting-out behaviours may be broken down into three stages, differing in gravity, impact, and 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 cannot provide sex addiction therapy to persons who are sex offenders.

STAGE ONE OF COMPULSIVE SEXUAL ACTING-OUT 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 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 ACTING-OUT BEHAVIOURS

  • Exhibitionism.
  • Voyeurism.
  • 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 ACTING-OUT BEHAVIOURS

  • Sexual behaviours involving violence and threat.
  • Rape.
  • Incest.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Legal prosecutions.
  • Imprisonment.

GET HELP from our sex addiction specialists. Our sex therapy is tailored to our clients’ individual needs. We offer both, face-to-face and online professional counselling and sex addiction treatment.

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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