WHAT IS SEXUAL ADDICTION?
The term “sexual addiction” describes an individual having an unusual fascination with or fixation on sex. Constant daydreaming about sex takes over and controls an addict’s thinking, making it challenging to work or manage healthy personal relationships. Despite the possibility that their actions may eventually carry serious and/or harmful consequences, sex addicts often indulge in a variety of high-risk, acting-out behaviors.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF SEXUAL ADDICTION?
Sex addicts often find themselves having compulsive thoughts about sex and excessively engaging in sexual behaviors. Individuals struggling with sex addiction will usually find slight or limited satisfaction in sexual activities and develop little attachment to their sex partners. As a result, sex addicts often are overwhelmed by feelings of guilt, shame and self-confidence. These feelings can result in broken relationships, divided families and problems at work.
Cedar Recovery can help
Many sex addicts face the challenge of overcoming a sophisticated thinking pattern that justifies their actions while blaming and criticizing other people. This supports the addict’s belief that he does not have a problem or a disease that needs attention.
At Cedar Recovery, our team provides a safe, confidential and healing environment. We help each client look at the core issues that caused the addiction to heal the underlying cause of the addiction.