Signs of Sex Addiction

Sex Therapists

Sex Therapists For Sex Addicts In Australia::Sydney & Online

Individuals, who are addicted to sex, do not necessarily test positive for elevated levels of the sex hormone testosterone, nor does a sex addict like sex anymore than a non-sex addict, but sexually addicted persons experience a considerable lack of adequate meaning and control over their sexual desires.

Once being aroused by sexual stimuli, untreated sexual addicts may experience overpowering surges of excitement, and a temporary impairment in their cognitive ability to stop when they want to, or to making sound decisions for safe sex practise.  In some cases, sex addicts under arousal may also fail to prioritise safety when engaging in other, non-sexual, risk-taking activities.

An overwhelming need to satisfy/self-medicate one's sexual cravings, frustrations, or tensions tend to 'swallow up' all reason. Irritability, nervousness, anxiety, depression and preoccupation with sex and pornography, or other 'acting-out' behaviours, are symptoms of sexual health disorders that can increase to breaking point, if help is not sought from a sex therapist.

LIVING ON THE EDGE

Some sex addicts may experience strong desires for 'living on the edge'. Those desires are commonly satisfied by preparing for, or engaging in risky and potentially dangerous sexual or highly stimulating non-sexual activities. This state is marked by euphoria and 'a feeling of being really alive', and is a part of your addiction.

HIGH-RISK SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS 

  • Unprotected sex and exposure to sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
  • Spreading sexually transmitted diseases and infections to other sexual partners.
  • Acquiring injuries when attempting to increase sexual pleasure, involving a variety of sexually motivated rituals associated with inflicting/self-inflicting pain.
  • Acquiring injuries or nerve damage to penis or vagina when practising rough sex, or risky masturbation techniques.
  • Engaging in unsafe sex with casual partners, or strangers.
  • Having sex with dangerous sex partners.
  • Having sex in dangerous places.
  • Having sex in public areas, including one's work place, public toilets, parks, etc.
  • Having unsafe sex under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
  • Committing sexual offences, and risking legal prosecution and imprisonment.

HIGH- RISK NON-SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS

  • Compulsive tendencies to over-working, risking emotional and physical health.
  • Disturbed sleep, and chaotic day to day living patterns.
  • High stress activities.
  • Extreme sports.
  • Fast vehicles, speeding, and dangerous driving.
  • Neglecting self-care.
  • Risky or reckless approach to finance/high finance behaviour.
  • Reckless and compulsive spending.
  • Risking bankruptcy.
  • Deliberate provocation of others, taking a risk of getting emotionally or physically hurt/punished.
  • Compulsively confronting authorities.
  • Excess drinking, eating, smoking.
  • Recreational and prescription drug abuse.
  • Self harming.
  • Social isolation.
  • Depression.
  • Suicidal thoughts.
  • PLEASE NOTE! IF YOU HAVE RECURRENT SUICIDAL THOUGHTS YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR, NEAREST HOSPITAL, POLICE, BEYOND BLUE, BLACK DOG, LIFE LINE, OR YOUR SEX THERAPIST AND SEEK HELP. DEPRESSION IS A COMMON AND TREATABLE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM, OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH ADDICTION.

COUNSELLING FOR SEXUAL ADDICTIONS

Our sex therapist can help sex addicts fully recover. To get in touch with our sex therapist Heide in Sydney or natioanlly online, please call (+61) 02 9380 4486 or email info@sexaddictionaustralia.com.au

  

   

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