Sex Addiction is a strong, uncontrollable need to carry out a particular sexual behaviour. It takes over your life and can cause problems at home or work.
You may find this is your main addiction but struggle with some others at a less intrusive level. Other addictions may incude alcohol or drug use, shopping, gaming, gambling or food related behaviours.
Sexual Addiction or Compulsive Sexual Behaviours come in many forms.
These can include:
Dangerous sexual practices
Anonymous Hook ups
Internet sites including webcams
Compulsive use of pornography
Below is an excerpt from the NHS website about sex addiction:
"Sex addiction, also known as sexual compulsion and sexual dependency describes a sexual activity that feels "out of control". Sex addicts may feel compelled to seek out and engage in sexual behaviour, regardless of any problems that may result in their life."