Does love for sex and wanting it very often make one a sex addict?

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  1. Donald Ogba profile image77
    Donald Ogbaposted 3 years ago

    Does love for sex and wanting it very often make one a sex addict?

    Love for sex and an attraction to its manifestations is a character some of us harbor. Is that enough reason to accept being a sex addict?

  2. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    Probably not. Much like other addictions, there are signs when it starts to become a problem. How often does one do it? How long can they go without it? Do they feel they need to keep doing it in the hopes of 'getting it out of their system'? Do they think about it constantly? Does it interfere with their daily lives? Obviously addiction is a much more complicated subject, but those are the kind of things that will separate an enjoyment of something versus an addiction.

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image60
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      And it can go the other way 2. Trying to avoid sexual contact is also thinking of sex and can be an addiction.  Intimacy Anorexia is what it is called by some therapists.

    2. Donald Ogba profile image77
      Donald Ogbaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      M.T.Dremer, I agree addiction is a complicated subject. I was just about to ask: If every other issues you raised in questions are high, but the thought of it doesn't interfere in ones daily life, is that ok?

  3. Link10103 profile image75
    Link10103posted 3 years ago

    If you frequently cancel all your plans and disappear off the face of the planet for a week to have constant sex, then yes you are probably an addict.

    If you have a healthy, or somewhat more than average, appetite for sex, well all I can say is that your sex drive doesnt seem to have a slow down option. Provided you utilize that correctly, that is far from a bad thing. Especially for bachelors.

    Just saying...

    1. Donald Ogba profile image77
      Donald Ogbaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Link10103, why especially bachelors? Kind of selective in approach! I will think the issue of addiction, sex drive affects both bachelors and married folks alike!

    2. Link10103 profile image75
      Link10103posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I felt that for the nature of the question as I see it, it would be better put to use for a bachelor than a married person.

      But you certainly aren't wrong.

  4. deecoleworld profile image79
    deecoleworldposted 3 years ago

    No it does not automatically make someone a sex addict. If it starts interfering with your life and your relationships then it can be a problem. Also if you are hiding it from others and are ashamed of it then it can be a problem.

    1. Donald Ogba profile image77
      Donald Ogbaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What is the others around you are not the type you can be open to in that respect and yet, you are stuck with them?

    2. deecoleworld profile image79
      deecoleworldposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I don't understand what you are saying; but to clarify by others I mean friends. I understand you can't talk to family/parents about your sex life. Most likely you talk to friends about sex, but if you hide certain things from them can be a problem.

    3. Donald Ogba profile image77
      Donald Ogbaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      My understanding of "others" are people who are more than friends! May be like a partner! Guess I misunderstood you!

    4. deecoleworld profile image79
      deecoleworldposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ok I see!! My definition of others usually means friends.... but also can include partners. If you are hiding it from others aka friends/partners/lovers and you are ashamed there could be a problem!!!!

    5. Donald Ogba profile image77
      Donald Ogbaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ok? Please educate me! That's the reason I asked!

 
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