In a world where sex is everywhere – online, on billboards, on television, in schools, books, magazines and other forms of media – there is an increased likelihood for an individual to have a strong sexual desire that is difficult to control.According to the US National Library of Medicine, when an individual has an increased sex drive that includes an obsession with sex, sex addiction may develop.Many people who do suffer from sex addiction are looking for ways to stop the addiction for reasons such as the problems that come with the addiction or because their loved ones are being adversely affected by the addiction.
In fact, most sex addicts will have no real desire to form an emotional bond with the individual or individuals that they are having sex with.
This is why many can have satisfaction from pornography or cybersex in which there is no true bond having been formed and there are no strings attached.
Sex addicts will even blame others for their problems or their sexual actions rather than take the blame or accept that they were the doers of their actions.
Most will deny that their interaction with sexual activities are a problem thus denying that they are an addict.
Shame is the painful emotion that results when we feel guilty for our wrongdoing.
Shame is more difficult to overcome and to cope with than guilt because it is an internal emotion that we must cope with and learn how to manifest into a positive feeling when we do better and make improvements.
Unfortunately, it can be more difficult for a woman to address her sex addiction due largely in part to the majority of the support groups and treatment options being geared to men.
Fact: Sex addiction is not secluded to gay men, a particular minority or a singled out type of person.
As sexual addictions progress, the behaviors that the addict takes place in will often progress as well.