The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders, Volume Four describes sex addiction, under the category “Sexual Disorders Not Otherwise Specified,” as “distress about a pattern of repeated sexual relationships involving a succession of lovers who are experienced by the individual only as things to be used.” According to the manual, sex addiction also involves “compulsive searching for multiple partners, compulsive fixation on an unattainable partner, compulsive masturbation, compulsive love relationships and compulsive sexuality in a relationship.”Increasing sexual provocation in our society has spawned an increase in the number of individuals engaging in a variety of unusual or illicit sexual practices, such as phone sex, the use of escort services and computer pornography.
More of these individuals and their partners are seeking help.
This denial made him vulnerable to the many opportunities for excitement on the Internet. Anything that alters our mood and behavior should be critically reviewed.
SEE ALSO: Is it Possible to Rebuild Trust after Unfaithfulness? Anything that alters our mood has the power and potential to become addicting. Third, We tell ourselves that what we’re doing is innocuous.
But, I thought she was overly jealous.”SEE ALSO: Heal Your Marriage after Infidelity “Sounds like this all developed over a long period of time, Cal,” I said. “Before I knew it I was talking to more and more women and I was excluding Cynthia from this secret life.