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Sex addiction, is characterized as a state of compulsive participation or engagement in sexual activity, particularly sexual intercourse, despite negative consequences.
The concept of sexual addiction is controversial. There is considerable debate among psychiatrists, psychologists, sexologists, and other specialists whether compulsive sexual behavior constitutes an addiction, and therefore its classification and possible diagnosis.
Sex / love addiction is categorized as a process (behavioral) addiction as opposed to a chemical addiction such as alcohol or drugs. In spite of the differences in nature, they are both types of addiction and the similarities; thoughts, emotions, guilt, obsessions and compulsions, are more similar than different. The fundamental difference between the treatment goals for chemical addiction and even some other process addictions and that of sex/love addiction, is the definitive goal of complete abstinence.
An alcoholic, drug addict or compulsive gambler can successfully and happily live the remainder of their lives with zero indulgence in their addiction, but the sex or love addict is not expected to remain celibate or single indefinitely. In short, the sex/love addict is asked to define their behavior in three quadrants; active addiction, dangerous behavior, and healthy behavior. Most behaviors associated with the addiction would be place in the active addiction section with the intention of complete avoidance, however, behaviors that may not be seen as particularly harmful or deviant, but have been shown to lead to active addiction, are also place in the danger zone. New, functional and health behaviors are placed in the recovery section and most actions are designed to make changes in the client’s lifestyle and behaviors in order to adhere to the recovery goals.
For instance, a sex addict does not have to avoid sex for life, but is expected to differentiate between health and unhealthy behaviors and create a recovery model that allows them to live sober and healthy in a recovery based approach to sex and relationships.
Through a combination of psychotherapy, support groups and recovery programs, the sex/love addict can reenter their life with a rewarding and appropriate plan to avoid harmful behaviors.