Is sex addiction a real disorder? Or just an excuse created by psychologist for

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  1. R.Cochran profile image79
    R.Cochranposted 8 years ago

    Is sex addiction a real disorder? Or just an excuse created by psychologist for new patients?

    If you caught your spouse cheating and he/she tried to blame on sex addiction would you believe them or would you leave them?

  2. Ken Crow profile image60
    Ken Crowposted 8 years ago

    Sex addiction is very, very real. I even wrote a hub regarding it. You are usually set up for it early in your childhood. In my case it was from alcoholic parents whom neglected me and abused me.
    What it usually has to do with is, jumping from bed to bed or stimulating the "dopamine and endorphines" in the brain to stimulate " good feelings". It is the means to " reinforce" feelings of need. ie: The more men or women I can get, the better I feel about myself.
    This is a very poor explanation in a very short format. It is actually a very complicated subject...
    But yes, it is very, very real. It can be very devastating to one's life and believe me, the one suffering does not enjoy it. It destroys their lives and they know it ! There are many groups for it, no different than that of AA or AL-ANON. The victim needs to get in therapy. It will destory them if not dealt with.

  3. xxscord profile image61
    xxscordposted 8 years ago

    sex addiction. i dont believe its real . . if anything its the rush you gett addicted to ...if you truely love some one you could stop .. we make our own choices in life. if your wife caught you cheating ? you may love your kids you may love your life style but you dont love your wife..

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 8 years ago

    Yes, a real disorder.  Psychologists have enough conditions to treat without making up a new one.

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    Patient for joyposted 8 years ago

    Yes Sex Addiction is very real, it affects both men and women.  It is treatable and just like other addictions you can relapse or be in denial.  Part of the addiction is not being able to stop doing something even when there are bad consequences, like being caught cheating and continuing the affair or contracting STDs.  However using it as a "get away with anything" card is not fair and if someone admits or thinks they might be a sex addict they need professional help.

  6. Lazer317 profile image78
    Lazer317posted 8 years ago

    Sure, I believe the addiction is real, but like any addiction you make the choice to engage in it.  Mind over matter.  Therapy is a good option, because as with any addiction, there is underlying emotional issues.

  7. R.Cochran profile image79
    R.Cochranposted 8 years ago

    Thank you all for your comments, however not many answers to the second part of the question. You may believe that Sex Addiction may be real, but if it was your spouse would you have the same tolerance as you would have if it was a drug or alcohol problem. My feeling is probably not. You will be quick to point out that there is help available for chemical dependencies, but you would be in divorce court for sexual misbehavior. I would consider this hypocritical and lack of belief in what you are saying in your answer. More comments are welcome.

  8. profile image51
    lovelylovergirlposted 7 years ago

    I think it is a real disorder. I would still be upset if they cheated on them, I am not sure if I could honestly believe them. Actually, I am second-guessing my answer.


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