Dealing with Sex Addiction

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 08:17 -- amber

Just like drugs, gambling or alcohol, sex too can become an addiction. Becoming a sex addict may usually lead to a lot of negative things happening in your life, especially if not detected or if ignored at the right time. But just like any other form of addiction, it can be curbed. The five main ways by which you can fight sex addiction involves the following:

Admit that you have a problem

Admitting that you have a problem and desire to continue leading a normal and healthy sex life is the first step towards getting better. What’s most important is admitting it to oneself. That way, it will have a greater impact and drive you towards finding ways of becoming better.

Find support from a loved one

The best person to understand or even take note of your sex addiction is most likely to be your spouse or close friend. Talking to them about your problem would get your problem have solved, but, by them being there for you and supporting you, you can be able to fight the addiction much faster.

Learn to fight the compulsion

As long as you know that you suffer from sexual addiction, you will definitely be aware of what your compulsions are. The addiction may for instance be triggered by exposing yourself to too much graphic content like pornography, being at certain places like strip or swinger clubs, or too much flirting. Once you are aware of what your compulsions are, then, you should learn to fight them.

Join a support group

Support groups are perfect when you want to share your feelings and thoughts without being judged. In there, one also gets to feel at home and it further helps when a couple of people come together and help each other towards fighting their vices. One should maintain a regular attendance for such support groups to enable them ‘get better’ much faster.

Seek professional help

Once you realize that you cannot control your sexual addiction by yourself, or through a support group, then, you should seek the help of a professional. Since professionals have a wide knowledge on the topic, it’s obvious that they will get you the best kind of help that they know of in order to give you back your normal sex life.

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Amber Hoffman

I am writer and editor at Bedroom Stories online magazine, writing about sexual relationships and better understanding our lives. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]