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Sex Addiction Symptoms - How Can They Be Dealt With?

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Dr. Vikas Jain 91% (173 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi  •  28 years experience
Sex Addiction Symptoms - How Can They Be Dealt With?

Are you confused about whether you are a sex addict or not? Well, loving to have sex and being a sex addict are two completely different things and if you want to know the difference then you must look out for the signs of sex addiction.

Signs of Sex Addiction

  1. One of the common signs of sex addiction is the urge to masturbate at most times. And it means literally at all times. If you find yourself doing it before going out to work, after lunch or even before sleep, then you might be a sex addict.
  2. If you feel a constant crisis in your life, this could also be a symbol of being a sex addict. If you are constantly changing your sex partners and still find yourself in a crisis, then something is really not ok.
  3. Thirdly, if you care only about yourself when it comes to sex, it is another sign that you are a sex addict. You might be a caring person in other cases, but when it comes to sex, you tend to become selfish and start exploiting others.
  4. If you are having sex without the consent of your partner and do not think about the consequences attached with it, it is a sign that you are a sex addict.

How Can You Deal With Sex Addiction?
Sex addiction might seem impossible to deal with but there are ways which can help you out.

  1. The first step towards dealing with sex addiction is that you should know the difference between healthy and unhealthy sex. You should be able to differentiate between the both.
  2. Avoid the places that can trigger your addiction towards sex. You are the only person who will know your triggers. If it is a bar or a pub, then avoid going to those places, instead go on a dinner with your loved ones.
  3. Try engaging in activities that interest you as this can help you get over the urge to have sex. These will also help you stay active and be more productive.
  4. Cutting ties with contacts that help you fulfill your sexual desires can be a great way to manage sex addiction.

Always remember that your loved ones are always there for you. Confide in a close friend regarding your addiction and he or she will help you out. Sex addiction is not hard to overcome if you have the willpower to do so.
If the above-mentioned tips do not help, seek assistance from a professional.

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