Sex addiction affects people from all walks of life
Shame, guilt, fear, anger, panic, loss of control—these feelings are all signs that your behavior may have crossed the line into an addiction. Don’t live the rest of your life in the grip of a sexual compulsion. Sex addiction therapy can lessen the grip of compulsion and improve your well-being. Don’t wait for a crisis—divorce, loss of job, or even arrest—before taking action.
If you believe you or someone you care about might be suffering from sexual addiction, it’s crucial to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms. The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health states possible signs that could indicate sexual addiction include:
- Multiple sexual partners
- Unsafe sex
- Frequent one-night stands
- The use of prostitutes
- Feelings of shame and guilt
- Unable to resist impulses to engage in extreme sexual acts
Sex addiction therapy can help
The goal of sex addiction therapy is to eliminate sexual behavior that jeopardizes a person’s life, livelihood, important relationships, and reputation—behavior that the individual has been unable to stop by willpower alone.
Sex addiction therapy and treatment open the way for the enjoyment of sex in a healthy and appropriate way; treatment does not seek to eliminate sex entirely. Sex is, or should be, a normal part of life rather than a secret compulsion. Therapy can help treat sex addiction.
As a certified sex therapist in Sarasota, Florida, Peggy Albano has successfully helped people—individuals and couples—to recover from sex addiction.
Sex Addiction Therapy: The First Step to Recovery is Admitting There is a Problem.
If you are unsure and have doubts about this issue, you might learn more about yourself by completing this sex addiction questionnaire for men or for women. When you are ready, call Peggy to schedule your first session.