Men who experience sex addiction feel an overwhelming loss of control surrounding their sexual behaviors. Their sexual behavior feels compulsive, and excessive, and impacts their life in a negative way.
There is currently no agreed-upon definition for sex addiction because it is very difficult to define normal sexual behaviors. The exact same behavior might feel like sex addiction to one man, and like healthy sexuality to another. It’s not necessarily the behavior that suggests an addiction, but how men feel about their behavior.
Though there is no common definition, sex addiction does exist and has damaging consequences for the men who experience it and their loved ones.
The reality is that many men suffer from sexual addiction. This compulsive behavior is overwhelming, obsessive, and does not lead to fulfillment for the sufferer. In fact, many men live in cycles of shame and guilt and feel that they are alone, powerless to change themselves.
But there is hope.
Through proven strategies of self-reflection, we can explore the deeper roots of our compulsions and overcome sexual addiction. It is possible to regain control of our lives and focus on what we choose to focus on, instead of constantly feeling hijacked by our sexual compulsions.