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(Psychology Today)   Sexual addiction is bunk. Which is where I'll be now that I'm thinking about sex again   (psychologytoday.com) divider line 154
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2013-07-19 11:13:04 AM
Now I can fap to this headline.
 
2013-07-19 11:16:30 AM
"Sexual Addiction" is "morality" masquerading as science.
 
2013-07-19 11:17:05 AM
Its a natural part of the way your body works, how can there be anything wrong with that. At least that used to be my line as a teenager. Cue the Isaac Hayes.
 
2013-07-19 11:17:19 AM
Sexual addiction goes spunk.
 
2013-07-19 11:17:58 AM
That won't stop me from trying to prove them wrong.
 
2013-07-19 11:19:21 AM
No, no not really. It is real

I just control it better now is all.
 
2013-07-19 11:19:35 AM
South Park already did it...
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2013-07-19 11:19:39 AM
Addiction is the wrong word. It's not an addiction in the same way as one gets with drugs to alcohol, it's a compulsion. It's one manifestation of OCD type behavior. Like hoarding, for example. Hoarders aren't addicted to stuff, they have a compulsion to acquire and keep stuff. They are so deeply emotionally attached to their possessions that their entire self worh is defined by it. But at the same time they literally become trapped by their compulsion.

It's the same thing for sexual "addiction".
 
2013-07-19 11:20:27 AM
If sexual addiction is a disease for men, monogamy is a disease for women.
 
2013-07-19 11:20:48 AM
It can definitely be an obsession which is a pretty big problem.  Obsession leads to a lot of bad things.
 
2013-07-19 11:21:34 AM
Isn't there a difference between physical addiction and psychological addiction, though? I mean, no one's claiming that people who are addicted to gambling are going to think there are spiders under their skin if they don't get their fix of slots, like a heroin user going cold-turkey would.

Any enjoyable activity can be "addictive" in the sense that people who really enjoy it will use it to fill the void in their life left by the absence of other pleasures.
 
2013-07-19 11:21:47 AM
So it actually made it into an early version of DSM-V despite a lack of actual neurological study?

Actually looks like a solid study and they don't dismiss the existence of the behavior itself, they're investigating the mechanism. Kind of surprising for a Psychology Today article.
 
2013-07-19 11:21:50 AM
Seems like this is treating it as a psychological addiction. what about those who seem to experience it just as a physical addiction?
 
2013-07-19 11:22:20 AM

homarjr: If sexual addiction is a disease for men, monogamy is a disease for women.


I don't know, I have dated a lot of girls who seemed to have a problem with monogamy.
 
2013-07-19 11:22:51 AM
Well, I am totally craving my next fix right now!
 
2013-07-19 11:23:00 AM
I'm addicted to peeing.
 
2013-07-19 11:23:21 AM
I like sex because it feels good.
 
2013-07-19 11:23:32 AM
Cyril Figgus inconsolable.
 
2013-07-19 11:24:29 AM
I would also question the existence of 'gambling addiction'. you're not ingesting chemicals, so how can you be addicted? just stop.
 
2013-07-19 11:25:03 AM

devilEther: I would also question the existence of 'gambling addiction'. you're not ingesting chemicals, so how can you be addicted? just stop.


LET IT RIDE!
 
2013-07-19 11:25:17 AM

Wade_Wilson: Any enjoyable activity can be "addictive" in the sense that people who really enjoy it will use it to fill the void in their life left by the absence of other pleasures.


There is a chemical component to it as well, rewarding behaviors and actions create increased dopamine levels which cements the need and desire. When dopamine levels are low, your brain craves what it knows can deliver. If it's sex like it was in my case, it can bleed over into beyond just desires and go full blown addiction when it starts to disrupt your every day life.
 
2013-07-19 11:26:03 AM
It's not the sex..it's the orgasm..
 
2013-07-19 11:26:10 AM

Ambivalence: Addiction is the wrong word. It's not an addiction in the same way as one gets with drugs to alcohol, it's a compulsion. It's one manifestation of OCD type behavior. L


I was thinking it sounds a bit like bipolar disorder in some respects.
 
2013-07-19 11:26:13 AM
If you are a man who thinks he may be a sex addict just get a shock collar for your penis. When you get a chubby it shocks your dong. After a while you will stop thinking about sex and just think about the sweet release you get when your dong gets shocked over and over.
 
2013-07-19 11:27:04 AM
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2013-07-19 11:27:32 AM

darth_badger: If you are a man who thinks he may be a sex addict just get a shock collar for your penis. When you get a chubby it shocks your dong. After a while you will stop thinking about sex and just think about the sweet release you get when your dong gets shocked over and over.


I tried that, but it had the opposite effect...now I get turned on by the sight of batteries and electrical outlets.
 
2013-07-19 11:28:08 AM
I'm not addicted to breathing. I can stop any time I want.
 
2013-07-19 11:28:48 AM

markfara: "Sexual Addiction" is "morality" masquerading as science.


That was always my take on it, much like 'videogames cause violence' and other nonsense.
 
2013-07-19 11:29:02 AM
I enjoy how easy it is to mock this made up psychological condition, yet try the same with many other made up conditions and watch the "afflicted" go batshiat angry and denounce you for not believing in science.
 
2013-07-19 11:29:28 AM

HailRobonia: I was thinking it sounds a bit like bipolar disorder in some respects.


Which is possible and also why anti-depressants helped even though I wasn't really depressed.
 
2013-07-19 11:30:36 AM
There are no addiction, only things people like more than living
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2013-07-19 11:32:06 AM
Mr. Shabooboo

It's not the sex..it's the orgasm..

The release of endorphins into the body causing the good sensation much like a hoarders, shop-a-holics, eaters... ect..

Oops, forgot I was on Fark


Skeet, Skeet, Skeet..
 
2013-07-19 11:33:07 AM
HLOTY
 
2013-07-19 11:34:15 AM

doubled99: I enjoy how easy it is to mock this made up psychological condition, yet try the same with many other made up conditions and watch the "afflicted" go batshiat angry and denounce you for not believing in science.


Trust me. If you question the validity of a "sexaholic's" "condition", you'll get plenty of angry feedback.
 
2013-07-19 11:35:46 AM

doubled99: I enjoy how easy it is to mock this made up psychological condition, yet try the same with many other made up conditions and watch the "afflicted" go batshiat angry and denounce you for not believing in science.


Like religion?
 
2013-07-19 11:35:58 AM
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2013-07-19 11:36:36 AM

markfara: doubled99: I enjoy how easy it is to mock this made up psychological condition, yet try the same with many other made up conditions and watch the "afflicted" go batshiat angry and denounce you for not believing in science.

Trust me. If you question the validity of a "sexaholic's" "condition", you'll get plenty of angry feedback.


Go on...
 
2013-07-19 11:38:42 AM
I'm addicted to sex with my GF. Cant wait til she gets back in a few weeks. Some of the texts she sends me are rather graphic. Almost time for pound town and them BJs that make my cornhole pucker.


Seems like sex addiction is a psychological problem or a self control problem. I know if I was famous I would probably be a "sex addict".
 
2013-07-19 11:42:22 AM
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this is a more serious epidemic
 
2013-07-19 11:45:59 AM
I can quit whenever I want.... I just don't want to.

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2013-07-19 11:46:49 AM
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2013-07-19 11:47:54 AM

rawbert7: I can quit whenever I want.... I just don't want to.


the kicker is, when you want to quit, you can't
 
2013-07-19 11:48:25 AM
You rack a disciprine.
 
2013-07-19 11:48:41 AM
I,m a sex addict, I just can,t find a pusher.
 
2013-07-19 11:49:29 AM

stuffy: I,m a sex addict, I just can,t find a pusher.


I prefer to do my own pushing, but that's probably just me.
 
2013-07-19 11:51:10 AM
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I thought the explanation to why people behave immorally was that the devil made them do it... or the modern spin of it... they are genetically predisposed to it and it's an ADDICTION and DISEASE.

The devil is the disease.
 
2013-07-19 11:53:58 AM
...like you've never jerked off at work before
 
2013-07-19 11:55:00 AM
What does this mean for those in treatment for sex addiction now?

It means you're still being farked with.
 
2013-07-19 11:56:02 AM

Ambivalence: Addiction is the wrong word. It's not an addiction in the same way as one gets with drugs to alcohol, it's a compulsion. It's one manifestation of OCD type behavior. Like hoarding, for example. Hoarders aren't addicted to stuff, they have a compulsion to acquire and keep stuff. They are so deeply emotionally attached to their possessions that their entire self worh is defined by it. But at the same time they literally become trapped by their compulsion.

It's the same thing for sexual "addiction".



Correct.   Gamblers fall into this catagory as well.  Impulse control, Behavior compulsions,  there's a wide array that get tagged as "addictions" ,

I am sure that the term "Sexual Addiction" gets abused.  There's a difference between  the guy who's been off having an affiar with his secretary for 2 years and when he's caught claims he's a "sex addict" vs the guy who  cannot control his pronography viewing, or visiting prostitutes, or strip clubs.
 
2013-07-19 11:59:16 AM
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