Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Do you think sex addiction is an addiction? adult content

Answer Question

Asked by Cassandre at 1:50 PM on Jul. 29, 2010 in Relationships

Level 46 (220,043 Credits)
Answers (11)
  • Sure do.. it can actually be very dangerous.

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 1:51 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • I think there are people with real sex addictions. But every cheater that says it is just trying to make an excuse for their bad behavior.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 1:51 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • no, i think its bullshit.
    i think its an excuse for cheaters nowadays.& something wives/husbands of cheaters say to feel better about there marriage.
    when your addicted to drugs or nicotine or alcohol, or even food - your body actually will go through withdrawals and have cravings. you do not go through withdrawals from not having sex or masturbating. some people just like sex and they dont want to control themselves, but they could if they really wanted too.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 1:54 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • antyhing that brings pleasure CAN be addictive. but to be an addiction it has to be a self destructive , socially destuctive etc thing. you cant just say oh i am a sex addict cause i like sex. no that is a cop out. to be an addiciton it has be destroying someone's life slowly or fast but surely

    Answer by sati769leigh at 1:54 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • To the human brain there is no difference between sex and cocaine. Both produce the same amount of the same chemicals. Consequently, it's also the same chemical (dopamine) as is produced by chocolate or other high fat/sugar foods... CAN sex, cocaine or even chocolate become an addiction? Sure, there is more and more medical proof of this stuff every day... However, as with any other addiction, there are more than enough people who get past it and who use addiction as an excuse... Being married to an actual addict (not sex) I know how easy addiction can become overwhelming and at the same time how easily it can be an excuse... Point is, YES, there is a such thing as sex addiction, BUT, it's not a valid excuse for unhealthy actions, and treatments are both available and valid options for those with true addictions.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:57 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • it just might be , but there are too many men using it as an excuse to cheat of their wives, which those men are just a piece crapola

    Answer by tamithy at 1:58 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • Me personal opinion.

    No. Sex addiction is not a true addiction. There are no physiologica changes to the body that causes the body to become addicted to the action. Like say, heroin causes to the body, which causes the body to develop a physical need for it.

    I think most who claim "sex addiction" either: have impulse control issues (which are disorders), are just making excuses for their behaviours so they feel they are justified, are making excuses for their behaviour because they are ashamed of it and need something to blame in order to eliviate their feelings of guilt or remorse.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 2:04 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • The term "sexual addiction" is used to describe the behavior of a person who has an unusually intense sex drive or an obsession with sex. Sex and the thought of sex tend to dominate the sex addict's thinking, making it difficult to work or engage in healthy personal relationships.

    Sex addicts engage in distorted thinking, often rationalizing and justifying their behavior and blaming others for problems. They generally deny they have a problem and make excuses for their actions.

    Sexual addiction also is associated with risk-taking. A person with a sex addiction engages in various forms of sexual activity, despite the potential for negative and/or dangerous consequences. In addition to damaging the addict's relationships and interfering with his or her work and social life, a sexual addiction also puts the person at risk for emotional and physical injury.


    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 2:20 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • Behaviors associated with sexual addiction include:

    * Compulsive masturbation (self-stimulation)
    * Multiple affairs (extra-marital affairs)
    * Multiple or anonymous sexual partners and/or one-night stands
    * Consistent use of pornography
    * Unsafe sex
    * Phone or computer sex (cybersex)
    * Prostitution or use of prostitutes
    * Exhibitionism
    * Obsessive dating through personal ads
    * Voyeurism (watching others) and/or stalking
    * Sexual harassment
    * Molestation/rape

    Generally, a person with a sex addiction gains little satisfaction from the sexual activity and forms no emotional bond with his or her sex partners. In addition, the problem of sex addiction often leads to feelings of guilt and shame. A sex addict also feels a lack of control over the behavior, despite negative consequences (financial, health, social, and emotional).

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 2:21 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • It is very much an addiction. Go on line and look at some of the testimonials of people who have beaten it, and pay close attention to what they call it.

    Answer by NannyB. at 2:58 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.