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Old 03-24-2021, 09:26 AM   #1
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Default Therapists confused about sex addiction?

The confusion of 'sex addiction' | Psychology Today

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Words matter. Choosing a therapist who isn’t clear about the endorsed clinical terminology may mean that clients will be confused with what kind of treatment they’re actually going to get.
Seems to me that addiction meaning too much sex is exactly wrong -- it means too little sex -- that is, the person cannot think clearly about sex, was forbidden to think about sex as a child, or was punished for thinking about it, and talking or asking about it. So as an adult they have a desperate NEED, and cannot be satisfied, and cannot take sexuality calmly.
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Sex addiction is hard to understand among therapists because the DSM 5 does not cover sex as an addiction. It's awful that there is mass confusion over what an addiction to sex truly has become.

Therefore even those addicted, may not even recognize the characteristics or even deny their condition.

In my view, sex addiction is a symptom of another cause. Most generally the cause can be stress, anxiety, fear, anger, a misunderstanding of values, among other causes.

Mental health diagnosis is difficult to determine the cause. After a few years of study, I think much comes down to stress, and an overactive fight, flight, freeze system. Our cortisol gets hi-jacked and causes multi-system problems that come out differently. The "Disorder" is the term used, but the cause has not been studied fully for some disorders. Think about the use of medication, and how little is known about what medication to try, and which will work.

Of course, these are my opinion, on the causation..
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