Hyper Sexuality And Sex Addiction

1655 WordsNov 23, 20157 Pages
Introduction Hyper sexual disorder/hyper sexuality , also commonly referred to as sexual addiction, is a condition diagnosed by psychiatrists and mental health researchers that plagues the addict with intensified and increased sexual impulses. These urges can lead to a significant increase in sexual activity. Sex addiction is often thought to be synonymous with a high sex drive, but it is comparably as destructive and life altering as many other addictions. Research and studies show that those who suffer from pedophilia, addictions to pornographic material, and repeat sex offenders, are often diagnosed with hyper sexual disorder. Although correlated with sex offenses, not all offenders are considered sex addicts. Because of the complexity of the disorder, sex addicts may not even be aware of the severity of their addiction. Without proper confrontation and counsel, those who suffer from hyper sexual disorder will also suffer emotionally, psychologically, and have difficulties functioning in society. Facts And Information About Hyper Sexuality/Sex Addiction To understand the effects that hyper sexual disorder has on individual, one must have a better understanding of the disorder and its’ signs and symptoms. According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, or AAMFT, almost twelve million Americans struggle with sexual addiction (http://www.aamft.org). As with other addictions, individuals who suffer from hyper sexual disorder suppress pain and
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