Sexual Addictions

People who have a sexual addiction typically have an unusual fascination with or fixation on sex. So much so, that it takes control over the individuals thinking, making it challenging to live a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle. Behaviors may include engaging in behaviors like cybersex, pornography or phone sex and can engage in risky sexual practices.

* Symptoms of a sexual addiction may include:

  • Sexual impulses that are intense and feel as if they're beyond one’s control
  • Difficulty with consistently enforcing sexual behavior
  • Use of compulsive sexual behavior as an escape from other problems, such as loneliness, depression, anxiety or stress
  • Engaging in sexual behaviors that have serious consequences, such as the potential for getting or giving someone else a sexually transmitted infection, the loss of important relationships, trouble at work, or legal problems
  • Trouble establishing and maintaining emotional closeness, even if one is married or in a committed relationship

Additional Information

 Mayo Clinic

Sexual Addiction Resources

Denver Sexual Addiction Counseling                                                                                                               303-935-5800

Colorado Sexual Recovery Center                                                                                                                303-775-7529

* Information from: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/compulsive-sexual-behavior/basics/definition/con-20020126