Sex addiction, sometimes referred to as “hypersexuality” or “compulsive sexuality”—is the inability to stop sexual thoughts, feelings, behaviors, fantasies, and interests, despite the consequences. Sex addiction affects men and women, and can manifest in various ways. Some common acting-out behaviors include: using pornography; paying for sex; chronic infidelity; cross-dressing; or spending lots of time being sexual (such as having sex with people you don’t know). Sex addiction thrives in secrecy, and attempts to stop without therapy are usually unsuccessful.
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