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      monikapMonika Patton

      I am not a sex addiction expert, so here are symptoms according to Psychology Today.

      For a period of at least six months:
      An individual experiences recurrent and intense sexual fantasies, sexual urges, or sexual behaviors
      The time spent engaging in sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviors consistently interferes with other important activities and obligations
      Sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviors occur in response to dysphoric mood states (anxiety, depression, boredom, irritability) or stressful life events
      An individual engages in consistent but unsuccessful efforts to control or reduce their sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviors
      An individual engages in sexual behaviors while disregarding the potential for physical or emotional harm to self or others
      The frequency or intensity of sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviors cause significant personal distress or impairment

      If any of this sounds familiar, I urge you to find a therapist who specializes in sex addiction. This is absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about. None of us are perfect. A trained specialist can help you get to root cause of what is going on.

      With that said, do you think you’re suffering from a sex addiction? Share your thoughts here – we will act as a sounding board and help you work through them!

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