Sexual Addiction

Exhibitionism, Fixation With Romance Among Signs Of Female Sex Addiction

Posted by on 06 30 15 in Sexual Addiction | Comments Off on Exhibitionism, Fixation With Romance Among Signs Of Female Sex Addiction

Exhibitionism, Fixation With Romance Among Signs Of Female Sex Addiction

Recent findings from researchers at an American university indicate that women affected by sex addiction commonly have symptoms that differ substantially from the symptoms found in their male counterparts. Much of the scientific and popular literature on sex addiction focuses on men. However, current research shows that women can also develop this form of behavioral addiction. In a study review published in late 2014 in Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, a team of researchers from West Chester University compared the typical symptoms of sex...

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Love Addiction: Digging Up The Roots

Posted by on 03 11 15 in Sexual Addiction | Comments Off on Love Addiction: Digging Up The Roots

Love Addiction: Digging Up The Roots

My journey toward recovery from love addiction has been far more complicated than my journey toward recovery from my addictions to alcohol, substances and sex. As I’ve progressively peeled back layer upon layer of addictive behaviors, behavior patterns and self-destructive activities that I wrestled with for decades, I slowly came to believe that this notion of love addiction was at the core of it all. It’s the kernel, the seed, the root cause of which all of my other issues are symptoms. When I came to that realization, it was like a giant weight was lifted from my shoulders. I finally...

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When Excessive Flirting Signals Sexual Addiction 

Posted by on 11 06 14 in Sexual Addiction | Comments Off on When Excessive Flirting Signals Sexual Addiction 

A person with a flirting partner may often feel embarrassed or have to tap the partner’s arm to let them know that their behavior is out of line. Constant flirtation may be harmless or it could indicate a bigger problem: sexual addiction. An article written by Linda Hatch, PhD, a sex addiction therapist, appears in Psych Central and provides information for individuals wondering if their partner’s flirtatious behavior is a sign of something more serious. Compulsive flirting doesn’t necessarily mean that a person has a sexual addiction, but it could be a sign of trouble. A person who...

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Facing Down Withdrawals: Women, Sex and Love Addiction

Posted by on 03 15 14 in Sexual Addiction | Comments Off on Facing Down Withdrawals: Women, Sex and Love Addiction

To say that Leigh Anne’s life was in shambles was nothing short of the truth. In the period of one year, she’d managed to destroy her marriage, get fired from her job, ruin her credit and lose custody of her son. All of these things had occurred because of the years she’d spent hiding a secret, and now that secret was out. Leigh Anne was a sex and love addict. Ever since she could remember, she’d experienced uncanny joy in the simple idea that someone desired her, she was wanted. So she had, however unconsciously, arranged her life so that she could experience as much desirability as...

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Love Addiction Vs. Sex Addiction: What’s the Difference?

Posted by on 01 25 14 in Sexual Addiction | Comments Off on Love Addiction Vs. Sex Addiction: What’s the Difference?

Love addiction. Sex addiction. Most people want love and most people desire sex, so how does this constitute an addiction? And wouldn’t sex addiction and love addiction simply be two sides of the same coin? To a person with a healthy sense of sexuality, and who has a history of functional romantic relationships, love and sex are positive things that typically go hand in hand. But for the addict, sex, love and relationships go beyond the realm of enjoyable and healthy aspects of life and into the den of insatiable need. The relationship of sex, love and healthy intimacy between two people...

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Sex Addiction For Women May Involve Obsessive Relationships

Posted by on 03 02 12 in Sexual Addiction | Comments Off on Sex Addiction For Women May Involve Obsessive Relationships

When women become addicted to sex, the consequences can be deadly. A recent article reports how one woman was repeatedly and desperately texting her boyfriend, then hit a family in a van when she couldn’t control her vehicle. No lives were lost, but the experience prompted the woman, author Rachel Resnick, to take a look at how obsessive her sexual interests had become. Resnick went on to share her story in her book “Love Junkie,” stating how her sexual addiction was based on her need for a feeling of acceptance and security. Love, it turns out, is what Resnick was seeking...

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