Hypersexuality: Symptoms of Sexual Addiction

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Hypersexuality: Symptoms of Sexual Addiction
Sexual addiction or hypersexuality is defined as a dysfunctional preoccupation with sexual fantasy, often in combination with the obsessive pursuit of casual or non-intimate sex; pornography; compulsive masturbation; romantic intensity and objectified partner sex for a period of at least six months.
By definition, this adult obsessive pattern of thoughts and behaviors will continue despite:

Attempts made to self-correct problematic sexual behavior
Promises made to self and others toward sexual behavior change
Significant, directly related negative life consequences in life and relationship stability, emotional and physical health concerns, or career and legal problems.

Sexual addiction can be considered a process addiction (as opposed to substance addictions such as drugs and alcohol), s…

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