In part one of Psychology Today’s story, it was determined that sex edition fails to meet the guidelines for status as an addiction. Experts say excessive sex involve orgasms that occur 7 or more times in one week. Porn use spurs divorce, affects relationships, and a person’s day to day responsibilities and usually necessary activities. Porn also increases a person’s libido and appetite for sex. Those diagnosed as having a sex addiction are also often diagnosed with mental disorders.
- Advocates of treating “sex addiction” as a real condition rely on poorly-resources claims that test on seriously faulty assumptions about many different topics.
- Sex addiction advocates say sexual behavior that is Secret, “Abusive” (including fully consensual activities), meant to neutralize Feelings and emotionally Empty is the sign of sex addiction.
- Sex addiction advocates greatly exaggerate or misrepresent the harm caused by many common, widespread, legal and non-harmful practices.
“BDSM aficionados insist that no other human interactions are as trusting or intimate. The estimated 5 million American BDSM players and tens of millions of BDSM fantasizers are not “addicts.” They’re as mentally healthy as the general population.”