Sexual Addiction Health
Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity
Out-of-control sexual behavior can create many problems for individuals and for couples. Although it’s mostly a male problem, more women are entering therapy for compulsive sexual behavior. The definition of sexual addiction is any behavior or activity that interferes in a person’s life in some way, and that person continues the behavior despite negative consequences. Along with these behaviors are other factors and dynamics, such as loss of control.
At CRSH, we don’t pathologize sexual behavior. We believe that for those experiencing out-of-control sexual behavior, it is the person’s negative relationship to the sexual acts, not the sexual acts themselves.
Examples of sexual addiction and compulsivity include:
Excessive use of pornography
Repeatedly placing one’s self — and partner — at risk for sexually transmitted diseases
Many people suffer sexual health problems. Sometimes the reasons are psychological. Other times the reasons are behavioral. Many times they are both. The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health can help individuals and couples experiencing the following issues:
Difficulty experiencing sexual desire
Childhood sexual abuse and trauma
Addressing unique sexual fetishes
Exploring sexual orientation issues such as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transexual issues