Can sex be an addiction?

Resources used to support "no"

Commonly described as an experience of powerlessness, unmanageable drive, and a basic out-of-control sexual behavior, "sexual addiction" is nothing more than a "learned" sexual behavior expressed in violation of prevailing societal norms and expectations. In our society today it appears to be in vogue to attribute numerous unpopular behaviors to biological and psychological origins. It is an explanation of convenience for something threatening and unpopular, thus unacceptable, thus deviant and not normal . By labeling certain behaviors addictions we run the risk of jeopardizing our self-concept of autonomous beings and we relinquish the control or lack of it to entities outside of ourselves.



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