Addictions come in many forms. There are those that struggle with drugs, those that struggle with gambling, those that struggle with alcohol. But one type of addiction that rarely gets discussed is an addiction that few understand – sex addiction.
Sex addiction is a complex condition. It is not characterized by simply a love of sexual activity. It is not diagnosable by how often you have sex, or what sexual interests you have. Rather, sex addiction is when sexual habits and behaviors:
Sex addiction is complicated by the reality that nearly everyone enjoys sex, and frequent sex is not necessarily a sign of a sexual addiction. This is one of the reasons that sex addiction is difficult to understand, because someone that has a very active sexual appetite may not have sex addiction.
That is why another possible signal of sex or pornography addiction is some degree of shame, distress, anxiety, or other negative behavior. Those that struggle with this type of addiction experience significant challenges to their personal or professional life, yet cannot seem to stop the behaviors.
If you think you may struggle with sex addiction on Long Island, call me today at (516) 732-0273. I have offices in both Garden City, NY and Lawrence, NY, and I am more than happy to talk to you about your sexual habits and determine if you are a good fit for sex addiction psychology treatments.
Thousands of people with sex addiction struggle in silence. Many have no idea that they are struggling with sexual addiction at all. There are also many different types of sexual addiction, including:
There are those that suffer from masturbation addiction, as well as those that simply have an extreme sexual desire that doesn’t limit itself to any one sexual behavior.
Even for those that struggle with the addiction, discerning between healthy sexual activity and unhealthy sexual activity can be a tremendous challenge.
I have worked with many people in New York that have struggled with sexual addiction, as well as work to heal some of the effects it can have on couples. Together in therapy, we’ll take a look at all of the factors that have led to the addiction, as well as what keeps you back from control and how to break the habit.
For more information on sex addiction counseling, please call me today at (516) 732-0273. I have spent years as a Long Island psychologist and couples counselor assisting individuals just like you in controlling their addictions of all kinds, as well as discover new and effective ways to create healthy, fulfilling relationships in the future. Contact me today to find out more.