What is Sexual Addiction?
Are you in the grip of sex addiction?
This grip is known to let us have the illusion of freedom to live and do other things in addition to sex and the ritual that accompanies it, but it has a way of tightening up more and more until we doubt there is a way to struggle free.
The sex addiction grip is not something separate or outside of ourselves like a traffic jam up ahead threatens to hold us up. It is a part of us that has been nurtured by us towards a state that demands more and more attention. We have fed this negative grip on our lives by holding it up as a symbol of pleasure in the face of stress and pain. It is, ironically, an escape mechanism that for periods of time allow us to focus on pleasure but more and more at a cost to our personal lives.
Are there questions you have about yourself in regards to sex addiction?
Click here for some examples of behaviors that can mean you are a sexually addicted person.
Gene Piver, MFT
San Mateo, CA