Posts Tagged "Sex Addict"

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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Sex Addict Or Love Addict…Or Both?

Posted by on 02 28 15 in Co-Occurring Issues | Comments Off on Sex Addict Or Love Addict…Or Both?

Sex Addict Or Love Addict…Or Both?

I’ve been on the road to recovery for well over 20 years. I began my journey in Alcoholics Anonymous early in my 20s in order to deal with my issues with alcohol. Then I found Narcotics Anonymous several years later to work through my remaining substance issues. It was not until over a decade later, however, that I realized there might be another layer to my addictive tendencies when a close friend suggested I consider the idea that I might be a sex addict. At first, I didn’t think it was possible. Despite all evidence to the contrary, I had myself convinced that I was just an active guy...

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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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