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While I think that this article raises some very interesting thoughts, I think it suggests throwing out the baby with the bath water.
Yes, it is likely that those with sexual compulsiveity may have something else driving these issues. Maybe, they have a sociopathic personanility, bipoar or other behavioral health disorder. Perhaps they have unresolved issues from their childhood in relationships with their parents or were abused or in abusive relationships that they have not resolved. It is also possible that they are addicts either primarily addicted to compulsive sexual behavior or that is a co-occuring addiction with another or substitute for another addiction from which the person is recovering.
There may be many reasons that a person engages in complusive sexual behavior. That does not negate the negative consequences that this behavior can have on them, their family and their work. I don't believe anyone who classifies behavior as sexual addiction or compulsive sexual behavior is referring to adventurous or enthusiastic sexual behavior that people engage in. It that behavior that falls into the category where it consumes the persons thoughts, disrupts their lives and causing problems where it begins to cross the line.

February 1, 2010 - 9:54am


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