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Understanding Sexual Addiction
Looks at sexual addiction, a condition in which an individual cannot behave sexually within socially acceptable limits.
# 153443 | 1,025 words | 5 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Jun 03, 2013 in Psychology (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General)

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This paper explains that sexual addiction, like all addictive behavior, can lead to loss of control, continuation despite adverse consequences and obsession or preoccupation with much of the addict's time in pursuit of the substances of addiction, in this case sexual innuendos and fulfillment. Next, the author reviews the causes, symptoms and treatments of sexual addition. The paper concludes that the sexual addict gets little or no satisfaction from sexual engagements and consequently has no emotional bond with the sex partner.

Table of Contents:
Causes of Sexual Addiction
Symptoms/Behaviors of an Addict
Treatment of Sexual Addiction

From the Paper:

"There are various ways through which the addict can be helped to overcome the addiction. One such way is to get in touch with a good addiction oriented primary therapist, this may take like three to five years contact but most of the time helps. The addict should be engaged in the program work and not just attend. They must try to complete the 12steps of the rehabilitation and this way there is a reduced recidivism among the patients as Cames, P., (2000) suggests.The chances of success can be boosted by early family involvement in the rehabilitation process of the addict.
"Spiritual support also has a central part in the expediting the rehabilitation process of the addict. Exercise and good nutrition as well as healthy lifestyle can as well give the addict further impetus to carry on with the exercise. They start an exercise program as well as eating healthy hence doing better than those who don't engage in the same.
"In some cases, since the obsession could be more of OCD, the use of OCD controlling drugs is employed to control the habitual nature of the sexual addict; the drugs are Prozac and Anafrani."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • All about Life Challenges, (2011). Sexual Addiction - Relationship Breakdown. Retrieved April 17, 2011 from http://www.allaboutlifechallenges.org/sexual-addiction.htm
  • Cames, P., (2000). Sexual Addiction and Compulsion: Recognition, Treatment, and Recovery. eNS Spectrums, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 2000. (63-68).
  • Herkov, M., (2011). What Is Sexual Addiction? Retrieved April 17, 2011 from http://psychcentral.com/lib/2006/what-is-sexual-addiction/
  • Medical News Today, (2011). What Is Sexual Addiction (Compulsive Sexual Behavior)? What Causes Sexual Addiction? Retrieved April 17, 2011 from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/182473.php
  • SIECUS (2003). Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States. Report, vol. 31, no. 5: June/July 2003. (pp. 5-7)

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