Individuals often seek out intimacy disorder treatment after experiencing sex addiction or being the victim of sexual abuse such as overt or covert incest. There is no doubt that sexual abuse involving physical contact can have extremely harmful effects on a child or adult; but what about when there is no physical contact?
There is a significant connection between cybersex addiction and an impaired ability to form intimate relationships with others, according to recent findings from the members of a multinational research team.
People who act in sexually impulsive ways often have potentially diagnosable problems with at least one separate mental health issue, according to recent findings from a team of American and Israeli researchers.
Identifying and treating sex addiction can be a real challenge for both patients and professionals. People with sex addiction, particularly women, do not always recognize that compulsive sexual behavior is the root of their problems, and even when they do, it is often very uncomfortable for people to talk in detail about their sex lives. Furthermore, many professional counselors are not fully at ease asking the kind of probing questions about sex that are necessary in order to diagnose and treat sexual addiction.