Are you sexually addicted?

  • PR_GMR

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    Jun 07, 2013 5:51 AM GMT
    Tonight I had a friend accuse me that I'm a sexual addict. Though he has issues, the accusation still stings.. and I've been sitting here analyzing my patterns.

    At what point are you sexually addicted?

    I hookup often. I rarely date. I look at porn regularly. I use Manhunt and Craigslist to find 'fun'. And I do have occasional unprotected sex. Am I sexually addicted?

    You know what.. I may be.

    Are you? How many of us gay men are sexually addicted then when we see ourselves as just fairly sexually active? I wonder.
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    Jun 07, 2013 5:56 AM GMT
    What's the difference between being sexually addicted and having a very strong sex drive? In some people's minds I think they equate them, but I don't. I don't think there's anything wrong with being horny all the time.
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    Jun 07, 2013 10:30 AM GMT
    hmmmmm
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    Jun 07, 2013 10:51 AM GMT
    The "occasional unprotected sex" thing would make me believe you are addicted, because you are putting your long term health in jeopardy with what appears to be complete strangers you find on the internet.
    Strong sex drive is a great gift, but the Manhunt/Craigslist routine is Russian Roulette with a loaded penis.
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    Jun 07, 2013 11:20 AM GMT
    If i could bring myself to sleep with the men that are local to me then i'd quickly develop a sex addiction, but alas i'm not sleeping with anybody ;-;
  • Hothouse

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    Jun 07, 2013 1:36 PM GMT
    It's an addiction when it interrupts the other aspects of your life and you're unable to balance your life.
    If you start missing work or your work performance fails, if you shut out family and friends, if you can't keep up with normal routines because you're acting out sex or thinking about it, then it could be a problem.

    If you like sex, are healthy and able to act on it, it's more likely you have a high sex drive. As long as having sex and the pursuit of it does not take over your life.

    The unprotected sex is another issue altogether - that's just stupid and dangerous behaviour. That's allowing the situation to cloud your rational thinking and good judgement.
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    Jun 07, 2013 2:07 PM GMT
    There's a difference between addiction and strong desire.

    Classic hallmarks of addiction include impaired control over substances or behavior, preoccupation with substance or behavior, continued use despite consequences, and denial.
    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addiction
    Do you have any of these symptoms?
    Personal evaluation is not at all recommended, but you can think about it if one is sane enough.

    There are many reasons why addiction rate is increasing...
    Loneliness
    too rich
    brainwash...etc.
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    Jun 07, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
    Sorry I'm late to the thread. I was busy jacking off.
  • PR_GMR

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    Jun 07, 2013 2:34 PM GMT
    madfacts saidThe "occasional unprotected sex" thing would make me believe you are addicted, because you are putting your long term health in jeopardy with what appears to be complete strangers you find on the internet.
    Strong sex drive is a great gift, but the Manhunt/Craigslist routine is Russian Roulette with a loaded penis.


    I think you got it, pretty much. I've a strong sex drive and sex doesn't impair my work or other everyday pursuits.. I also do not consume substances like meth, cocaine, etc, but the occasional unprotected sex practice is what makes me think I need to re-evaluate myself. Yes, the Manhunt/Craiglist routine is a Russian Roulette.. specially here in NYC where HIV is making a big comeback.

    I need to get tested again. Last time was 5 months ago (with a said friend from above.. who tested positive on that day) Really wish I could find a one on one relationship. And I must practice regular condom use.
  • takashi

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    Jun 09, 2013 5:24 AM GMT
    Hothouse saidIt's an addiction when it interrupts the other aspects of your life and you're unable to balance your life.
    If you start missing work or your work performance fails, if you shut out family and friends, if you can't keep up with normal routines because you're acting out sex or thinking about it, then it could be a problem.


    Is it an addiction when you are reading and replying to real jock at work??
    I need help...
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    Jun 10, 2013 12:01 AM GMT
    takashi said
    Hothouse saidIt's an addiction when it interrupts the other aspects of your life and you're unable to balance your life.
    If you start missing work or your work performance fails, if you shut out family and friends, if you can't keep up with normal routines because you're acting out sex or thinking about it, then it could be a problem.


    Is it an addiction when you are reading and replying to real jock at work??
    I need help...


    Well if you get FIRED....
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 10, 2013 12:08 AM GMT
    I'm sexually addicted to my bf fucking my brains out.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 10, 2013 12:26 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidI'm sexually addicted to my bf fucking my brains out.icon_biggrin.gif


    How often does this happen?
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    Jun 10, 2013 2:30 AM GMT
    Well My ex and I broke up for about 2 yrs now. I sort of dated and slept around on and off with a couple of guys. I think because of Porn, I rarely see or want to sleep with any dudes anymore. Last couple times I went out, I ended up tipping the bartenders and go go boys a lot because I only find them hot, not the other dudes around. Lol.
  • CityofDreams

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    Jun 10, 2013 5:38 AM GMT
    unfounded7 said
    HottJoe saidI'm sexually addicted to my bf fucking my brains out.icon_biggrin.gif


    How often does this happen?


    Often enough 'cause queen is always braggin'! LOLzzz