Addiction isn’t only related to the well-known problems of drugs and alcohol; technically, you can be addicted to anything that stimulates your reward system, and that includes sex.
Although sex addiction isn’t officially diagnosed by the DSM-5, it is recognised as a very real problem.
When does sex become an addiction?
Sex addiction means you’re involved in compulsive activities despite them having negative consequences. If you’re addicted to having impulsive sexual encounters, for example, it can destroy a valued relationship with a partner. It can also lead to you catching sexually transmitted diseases and put your health at risk.
Whether your behaviour means you can’t enjoy a long-term relationship or watching pornography gets in the way of your personal life, you might benefit from professional treatment. Sexual addiction is rarely just about the sex itself; it’s often about a wish to feel desired and therefore wanted.
Where can I get help for sex addiction in London?
Tree of Life Clinic regularly helps people suffering from a range of sexual and relationship problems. We offer a holistic approach that considers both the body and mind.
If you need counselling for sex addiction, why not discover more about Tree of Life Clinic today?
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