Dating and celibate
Over time, the addict usually has to intensify the addictive behavior to achieve the same results.
For some sex addicts, behavior does not progress beyond compulsive masturbation or the extensive use of pornography or phone or computer sex services.
But these other addictions, including drug, alcohol and gambling dependency, involve substances or activities with no necessary relationship to our survival.
For example, we can live normal and happy lives without ever gambling, taking illicit drugs or drinking alcohol.
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About 71 percent of child molesters are sex addicts.
For many, their problems are so severe that imprisonment is the only way to ensure society’s safety against them.
These are the Post-Mortems, where we dissect a letter and dig through the remains in order to get to the heart of the issue. Many times, we’re having to liberally apply the Chair Leg of Truth to a lifetime of beliefs.
More of these individuals and their partners are seeking help.
The same compulsive behavior that characterizes other addictions also is typical of sex addiction.
Even the most genetically vulnerable person will function well without ever being exposed to, or provoked by, these addictive activities. Like eating, having sex is necessary for human survival.
Although some people are celibate some not by choice, while others choose celibacy for cultural or religious reasons healthy humans have a strong desire for sex.