Treatment for Sex Addiction

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    Feb 10, 2010 9:49 PM GMT
    Anyone familiar with the strategy/philosophy of treating sex addiction?

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    Feb 10, 2010 9:54 PM GMT
    Sex addiction is a lie.

    Seriously. Try finding serious, peer-reviewed research on sex addiction that isn't ripped to itty bitty bits. Why, even the draft notes for the new DSM-V does not have sex addiction in it.

    (I am not a psychologist or counselor.)
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    Feb 10, 2010 10:23 PM GMT
    Become a nun?
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  • Nayro

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    Feb 11, 2010 12:08 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidSex addiction is a lie.

    Seriously. Try finding serious, peer-reviewed research on sex addiction that isn't ripped to itty bitty bits. Why, even the draft notes for the new DSM-V does not have sex addiction in it.

    (I am not a psychologist or counselor.)


    I do study psychology and I'm pretty sure it is an addiction. Don''t have the dsm IV by my side now but I guess I could look it up...
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    Feb 11, 2010 12:17 AM GMT
    The World Health Organization's International Classifications of Diseases was recently updated to include:

    F52.7: Excessive sexual drive;
    or Nymphomania
    or Satyriasis

    http://apps.who.int/classifications/apps/icd/icd10online/

    And this week, the American Psychiatric Association, in its first complete revision in 15 years, proposed that "hypersexual disorder" be included in the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM niceguy mentions above and the bible of mental diagnoses). Whatever the experts call it, many agree that an obsessive sex life is a condition that can require treatment ranging from medication to residential programs. The rise of Internet porn has fueled the problem. Some believe that 3 to 6 percent of the population suffers from the condition, which they define as compulsive behavior that interferes with normal living.

    I'm not speaking from experience or special knowledge, but I did just read an article about it.

  • GQjock

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    Feb 11, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    As with other addictive processes there is a period of withdrawal
    or detox where there is absolutely No sexual temptation at all and then you go through the same 12 step type process as with other addictions

    http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/display/article/10168/55141?verify=0
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    Feb 11, 2010 2:34 AM GMT
    Tiger Woods may or may not suffer from sex addiction, for which he is currently receiving therapy.

    Maybe he simply had a healthy urge to risk his career and everything he values.....for a little string of casual encounters. You think???

    I suspect that sexual addiction is way over-diagnosed but I also have seen examples of out-of-control sexual behavior.

    I have certainly gone through periods of hyper and unfulfilling sexual behavior. I'm fortunate that I've always been able to find my own way out of habits that don't make me happy.



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    Feb 11, 2010 3:52 AM GMT
    So then what is this thread about?
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    Feb 11, 2010 3:55 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidSex addiction is a lie.

    Seriously. Try finding serious, peer-reviewed research on sex addiction that isn't ripped to itty bitty bits. Why, even the draft notes for the new DSM-V does not have sex addiction in it.

    (I am not a psychologist or counselor.)


    Careful, careful.... calling sex addiction a 'lie' is a little too strongly worded.

    True, the DSM-IV does not have any diagnosis for sex "addiction"

    HOWEVER. It is WIDELY accepted within the psychological community that people exhibit sexually compulsive behaviors -- that would account for the "sex addiction" disorder that was originally brought up.

    If someone is having multiple partners a week, or is spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on prostitutes, porn, is doing drugs while having sex and they feel that their behavior is out of control and is causing distress.... this could simply be diagnosed as Sexual Disorder NOS 302.9 in the DSM-IV.

    Also...depending on the exact nature of the compulsion, it could be sub-diagnosed based on various paraphilias etc....

    I think it would be silly of anyone to discount the major problems that these disorders/obsessions/whatever you want to call them can cause for people!

    And as far as treatment of sexual disorders.... yes, I do have knowledge of it.... lol... any specific questions about it?
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    Feb 11, 2010 4:03 AM GMT
    He had to do something. His net worth is dropping fast. Down 500 million. I am sure he scrambled for a solution. There is no such thing as sex addiction. Men are made for sex. Hundreds of years ago they had more than one wife, concubines and mistresses. Today your stuck with one sour as spoiled rotten blond bimbo who will not even suck cock???

    So what good is money if it can't by happiness? Nothing!!

    He was just exercising his manly duty.

    I do think he should have expressed this to his wife and just went about his duty. Now, maybe he did and she just wants revenge.

    He needs to "get off" and women and men need to know how to take care of the needs of their mate.....very simple.

    Money and Sex are the 2 biggest reasons people break up!!
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    Feb 11, 2010 4:28 AM GMT
    mystic_man saidHe had to do something. His net worth is dropping fast. Down 500 million. I am sure he scrambled for a solution. There is no such thing as sex addiction. Men are made for sex. Hundreds of years ago they had more than one wife, concubines and mistresses. Today your stuck with one sour as spoiled rotten blond bimbo who will not even suck cock???

    So what good is money if it can't by happiness? Nothing!!

    He was just exercising his manly duty.

    I do think he should have expressed this to his wife and just went about his duty. Now, maybe he did and she just wants revenge.

    He needs to "get off" and women and men need to know how to take care of the needs of their mate.....very simple.

    Money and Sex are the 2 biggest reasons people break up!!



    This whole thing is ridiculous. People also have impulses to kill, to rape and pillage etc... (but these impulses are repressed and pushed out of awareness). But they are there - and similarly SOMETIMES we have to suppress the urge to punch soemone in the face, we have to NOT drop a 50 lb dumbell on the foot of the guy we cant stand at the gym.... the same can be said for sexual behaviors. Men can choose to be monogamous, they can suppress the urge to sow their oats everywhere.... AND... One can be satisfied and have only one partner. it is very possible and hundreds of millions/ billions of people do it.

    To say "men are made for sex" and then use that as a reason why its ok to cheat is ridiculous. So wait, are you saying that women arent made for sex either? Its such a cop out... your whole response is formulated based on cop-outs and stereotypes! lol, i mean its honestly embarrassing. You say that in the past they had "concubines and mistresses" Ok.. so what? It was even more looked down upon then! What's your point?
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    Feb 11, 2010 5:55 AM GMT
    LikeableGuy saidAnyone familiar with the strategy/philosophy of treating sex addiction?



    1. Have sex with someone
    2. Repeat


    Ugly alternative

    1. Get a good paying job
    2. Hire someone to have sex with you
    3. Repeat
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    Feb 11, 2010 6:00 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidSex addiction is a lie.

    Seriously. Try finding serious, peer-reviewed research on sex addiction that isn't ripped to itty bitty bits. Why, even the draft notes for the new DSM-V does not have sex addiction in it.

    (I am not a psychologist or counselor.)


    Munching, how about spending some time on A4A! Sex addiction is very real and affects quite a lot of people.
  • camfer

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    Feb 11, 2010 6:06 AM GMT
    Maybe the treatment would consist of having really lousy sex with losers?
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    Feb 11, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    ZbmwM5 said
    mystic_man saidHe had to do something. His net worth is dropping fast. Down 500 million. I am sure he scrambled for a solution. There is no such thing as sex addiction. Men are made for sex. Hundreds of years ago they had more than one wife, concubines and mistresses. Today your stuck with one sour as spoiled rotten blond bimbo who will not even suck cock???

    So what good is money if it can't by happiness? Nothing!!

    He was just exercising his manly duty.

    I do think he should have expressed this to his wife and just went about his duty. Now, maybe he did and she just wants revenge.

    He needs to "get off" and women and men need to know how to take care of the needs of their mate.....very simple.

    Money and Sex are the 2 biggest reasons people break up!!



    This whole thing is ridiculous. People also have impulses to kill, to rape and pillage etc... (but these impulses are repressed and pushed out of awareness). But they are there - and similarly SOMETIMES we have to suppress the urge to punch soemone in the face, we have to NOT drop a 50 lb dumbell on the foot of the guy we cant stand at the gym.... the same can be said for sexual behaviors. Men can choose to be monogamous, they can suppress the urge to sow their oats everywhere.... AND... One can be satisfied and have only one partner. it is very possible and hundreds of millions/ billions of people do it.

    To say "men are made for sex" and then use that as a reason why its ok to cheat is ridiculous. So wait, are you saying that women arent made for sex either? Its such a cop out... your whole response is formulated based on cop-outs and stereotypes! lol, i mean its honestly embarrassing. You say that in the past they had "concubines and mistresses" Ok.. so what? It was even more looked down upon then! What's your point?


    My point is simple really. You need a compatible partner and you need to understand how one another work. Don't just get married on sight and blond bimbo hair. Sex is sex and men and women are not the same. Most women ( and many men lol) do not understand this. I think when I say we are made for sex, it's not to say we are made to go out and fuck anything we wish. So it's about communication....not sex addiction!!

    Today...the rules are different...they are only the rules you make between to consenting adults. I am for this....
    Read carfully how I stated my first post. I did not say it was right or wong. I stated why he was doing what he was. He's a man and I am for men. Way to much is placed on the "poor" woman now days in my view.....I know this