If sex controls you, most of the professionals seem to agree, then you could very well be a sex addict.I'm with Marty Klein, who tells Alexander that the overblown hype about sex addiction is nothing more than fearmongering, and calls those intent on thrusting the label into the public consciousness part of the "sexual disaster industry."If you do think you're a sex addict and you've got cash to spare, there is some good news.But sex addiction is not something that can be simply or easily codified.
In the meantime, let's separate our prudish judgments about other people's sex lives from a true problem.
Rachel Kramer Bussel is an author and editor of over a dozen erotic anthologies, most recently Hide and Seek and Crossdressing.
"The goal isn't to eliminate sex from your life--although temporary periods of abstinence may be necessary.
If you are truly concerned about your own sexual history and think you may need treatment, by all means, seek out a qualified therapist.
" Who knew that online dating was a precursor to sex addiction?
As it turns out, I don't meet the criteria for sex addiction, but as a person who cares about the state of human sexuality, I'm appalled at the sex-negative tone of this supposedly scientific, doctor-approved quiz.She skips the gym for the umpteenth time, eats a frozen pizza for dinner, and chats obsessively with the men she meets on dating and video chat sites – searching for “the one” until her eyes are so tired that she can hardly see. She has read the as justification for her own behaviors.She reasons that if Anastasia could find such a deep romantic intensity with Christian, then she can find the perfect man too. Plus, her ability to self-soothe with romantic fantasies about Anastasia and Christian (or about herself and whomever it is that she met and fell for that day) is what gets her through her life.Kevin Federline accused Britney Spears of being one, Gerald Ford thought Bill Clinton was one (and Clinton has had counseling for it), British comedian Russell Brand just came out as one, and Halle Berry's ex-husband Eric Benet sought treatment for it. Sex addiction can be a real problem, but it can also be a way to hide from responsibility for one's actions, while blaming sex and sexual expression for the ills of society, including your own behavior. A recent article states: I'm not sure how Leahy goes from eluding responsibility to then blaming sex itself.The confusion over the line between healthy sexuality and sex "addiction" is crystal clear from the Sex Addiction Screening Test (SAST).It’s her go-to coping mechanism whenever she’s feeling blue.