Sex addiction is a serious problem in which one engages in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behaviour despite increasing negative consequences to one’s self or others. Like other addictions, these behaviours continue despite sincere and persistent efforts to stop. Some might not think sex can be addictive because there are no chemicals involved. However, the body produces many hormones and neurotransmitters during sex that produce the same chemical “high” as drugs or alcohol.
Because of the denial and shame associated with sexual behaviours, it is only recently that the reality of sexual addiction has been acknowledged by those caught in its grasp or by treatment professionals.
We now cover sex addiction at all of our offices.