Last Updated on February 8, 2021 by Spynaija
Among all addictions,sex addiction is one of the least thought about and least known. This is primarily because of the reluctance our culture to take an honest look at sexuality. However a better picture of sex addictions has recently been achieved. The thought today that anyone may be hooked on sex is disturbing for most individuals. Many would deny that the issue is really a chemical addiction and say that it is really because someone is a ‘slut’ or ‘player’ or that the person is just a ‘horn dog.’ People are more likely to admit that they have bad habits than they can admit that someone or something is hooked on them. The stereotype of our culture against addicts is primarily affected by this misunderstanding about sex addiction.
Those who participate in ongoing and escalating patterns of sexual activity are sex addicts. Despite detrimental effects on oneself and others, this activity is typically strengthened as the time and problem enemies on it. They get addicted to the nero-chemical changes that occur during sexual activity in the body. It is said that, as some would think, this is not an unusual situation. More than 15 million people around the world are currently suffering from this form of addiction. There are many different types of sexual addiction, including obsessive masturbation, sex with anonymous prostitutes and perhaps other partners. Multiple circumstances outside a committed relationship, natural exhibitionism, unwanted sexual activity, child sexual assault and rape. Childhood sexual harassment is the worst of all the above. It is said that 60% of people who have sexual addiction have been exploited in their childhood by someone. Sex addiction is like a recurring nightmare that affects a lot of people and can also lead to addiction being formed by others.
Sex addicts have no concept of the risks that they are taking. They sense that their lives are out of control. The sex addict can resort to other addictions, such as alcoholism, eating disorders, and abusive drugs, to cope with the pain. Suicide is also a persistent thought occasionally. Addiction does not make a person useless, it merely masks the true personality and positive traits of the addict. However many sex addicts are not active in any public events that would improve their arousal level. They spend countless hours reading or watching pornography instead with masturbation as part of their practise, finally. Sexual addiction is incremental and it rarely changes. It will become more frequent and more serious over time. At other occasions, when it appears to be under control, the abuser is merely engaged in one of the typical features of the phase of disease in which he moves from sexual release to control.
For sex addiction, many addicts seek therapy but discontinue it or find it not effective. They have an increasing awareness of the reality of the issue, but prefer to counter this recognition by diminishing the issue or believing that they can handle it on their own. Many fear that letting go of the addiction might mean totally giving up sex.
Recovery is not a straight path that leads directly to a targeted target, but it takes a somewhat linear path. The addict must first identify his or her problem and be able to resolve their addictive behaviour in order to get on this path, then realise the role that the addiction has played. As an individual human, rather than as a sexual object, the addict must learn the importance of his/her self.