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Do you believe sexual addiction is real or an excuse?

I'm taking a human sexuality class for my marriage and therapy program. My topic is on sexual addiction. Many within the psychology community seems divided as to the fact if this disorder is real. Now I want your opinion. Do you think sex addiction is real? Why and why not? Also, what behaviors or symptoms do you feel would describe sex addiction.

Asked By: leina - 11/26/2007
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Yes, it is real. I ought to know, because I am a sex addict, and I attend a 12 Step Program for sex addicts... More
Answered By: gary.aldras - 11/28/2007
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In some cases it is real, while some (sick) people use it as an excuse. I think it is real because people can get addicted to anything and some people do it too much, which can lead to addiction. I'm not sure of the symptoms.
Answered By: kat - 11/26/2007
 
I believe that it is real, but that it isn't sexual gratification the person is addicted to, but rather attention or a feeling of connection that they have trouble getting in other ways. The feeling that someone wants you, is at that moment fully focused on you. The behaviors that I feel describe sexual addiction are... More
Answered By: laulbow - 11/26/2007
 
I think that sex addiction does exist. However, many people (maybe even most people) who think that they have this addiction, are in reality, just using it as an excuse for their cheating ways... More
Answered By: 2A6 - 11/26/2007
 
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