Engaging in specific sexual activities, having many partners, looking at porn or engaging in cyber-sex does not make a person a sex addict. Neither does having a high sex drive. Sex addiction is the term used to describe sexual activity that feels ‘out of control’. It is not defined by your sexual activities but by the possible negative and devastating effects they can have on yours and your family’s quality of life.
If you are finding it difficult to control your sexual urges then please contact us. We have qualified and experienced sex therapy counsellors based in our consulting rooms in Preston and Manchester.
- Out of control sexual impulses.
- Having sex with strangers.
- Engaging in high risk sexual behaviours.
- Excessive masturbation, chronic masturbation, compulsive masturbation.
- Unable to form close and loving relationships.
- Having sex despite it no longer feeling pleasurable.
- Escalation in behaviours: pornography, chat/phone sex, escorts, sex clubs.
- Putting the pursuit of sexual activities before career, family, health and other personal responsibilities.
- Avoiding family and partner centred situations.
- Becoming increasingly secretive, moody, isolated and irritable.
- Considering or becoming actively involved in criminal activity to satisfy a craving for sex or turn a sex fantasy into a reality.