A sex addict is a man or a woman whose sexual behavior (use of pornography, masturbation, fantasy, sexual and/or emotional affairs, humiliating and demanding sexual behavior) is harmful to their finances, intimate relationships, careers, self esteem and p robably that of the partner as well." Some people use sex as a coping mecanism for their personal problems. There are three reasons why people become sexually addicted, they are biological, psychological, and spiritual. The three building blocks of sex addiction are 1) se xual fantasy, 2) pornography, and 3) masturbation. Studies have linked a deficit in the neurochemistry of the limbic system in those patients that have been diagnosed as sexually addicted. Apparently these patients have sex to restore the dopamine level s in their bodies. Sex addiction can be recovered from by learning about the addiction and by attending the 12 step recovery program.
Yes and No format queationairre which gives statements and lets a person know if they are a sex addict.
"The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders III. Revised(DSM III-R) recognizes the compulsive, addictive quality of certain sexual behaviors, as oppsed to the impaired state associated with otherwise 'normal' sexual dysfunct ions." Found that those addicted to sex often develop sexual dysfunctions.
Discusses the development of theories of nymphomania. Contrasts these theories with the Freudian view of sexuality as lodged in the brain versus in the body.
" Examines the medical history of nymphomania in relation to the tensions and contradictions inherent in 19th century assumptions about female sexuality."
Study which analyzed to investigate the effect of the label "sexual addict" on the marital adjustment of bisexual married men.
Article which states that, "certain individuals whose genetic or enviromental situation creates a deficit of dopamine in the reward system are prone to anxiety, craving, and general lack of feelings of well being. In order to satiate these feelings they may engage in activities that temporarily restore dopamine transmission."
Sex Addiction in adolescence case studies.
Sex addictions and religious aspects of Christianity studied.