Sex is a healthy part of life — but for some people, it can become all-consuming. Could you be addicted to sex? Usually, the difference between enjoying sex and being addicted to sex is apparent. A sexual addiction can manifest itself in many ways, so you will need to look for a variety of possible warning signs that you or your spouse or partner is a sex addict.
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It may be hard for you to tell or you are living in denial that your romantic partner is a sex addict. You may think that they are simply satisfying their sexual appetite when they watch too much porn, constantly masturbating, or feel like they need to sleep with multiple people to feel fully satisfied. By knowing whether or not your partner has a sex addiction, you can better speak to your partner about getting help.
The road to recovery is different for every individual. At NAMS, our multidisciplinary team of addiction experts offer a range of services to meet each person's unique needs. This includes assessment, inpatient detox programme, aftercare support groups for our clients and their families. The first step towards recovery is an important one. We are here to assist and support you and your family. It takes time for recovery to take place. You may have may questions and feel anxious and uncertain.
Do you keep secrets about your sexual behavior or romantic fantasies from those important to you? Do you lead a double life? Do you need greater variety, increased frequency, or more extreme sexual activities to achieve the same level of excitement or relief? Do your relationships become distorted with sexual preoccupation? Does each new relationship have the same destructive pattern which prompted you to leave the last one? Do you frequently want to get away from a partner after having sex?