Posts Tagged "Sex 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

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

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?

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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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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Video: Women & Sex Addiction

Posted by on 08 18 11 in Video | Comments Off on Video: Women & Sex Addiction

Leading sex and love addiction expert discusses how women differ in how they look at their romantic behavior, rarely seeing it as “sex addiction.”

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