Sex Addiction

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Posted on December 28, 2017
Last modified on May 11th, 2019

Psychological Effects of Covert Incest

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?

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Dealing with Sex Addiction

Posted on October 6, 2016
Last modified on May 11th, 2019

Sex Addiction Is Not Just About Sex, But You Do Have to Talk About It

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.

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