Because sex is intended to be a good, healthy, bonding experience within a marriage, it is sometimes difficult to conceive how it could be twisted into something negative and addictive. Less than years ago, the general population had similar doubts as to whether or not a person could really be addicted to alcohol. Yet, here we are today with a very clear understanding of the dangers of alcoholism, the familial or genetic propensity for some but not all, the broken homes and devastated lives from its use. All of this knowledge can be applied equally in understanding sexual addictions.
Dr. Doug Weiss
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A clinical sexologist and practicing psychotherapist, Dr. He blogs regularly for Psychology Today and Psych Central. A skilled clinical educator, Dr. Rob routinely provides training to therapists, hospitals, psychiatric organizations, and even the US military.
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Sam squirmed uncomfortably in his chair, finding it difficult to look in my eyes as he talked about his porn habit, which in the past few months had overtaken his life. Sam is beginning to realize he is a sex addict. That term began receiving renewed scrutiny last fall when former film producer Harvey Weinstein declared that was what ailed him and entered rehab in an effort to escape criminal prosecution for his alleged assaults. Regardless of the name used, this disorder is not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-5 which is used by practitioners to diagnose psychiatric illnesses.
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