Characteristics of Sexual Addiction

This video explores sexual addiction as any persistent and esclalating unhealthy pattern of sexual behavior.   It is compulsive in nature, used to avoid and change feelings despite destructive consequences to self and others.  It has many different levels of acting out, but the underlying characteristics are the same.

Keep in mind the four classic components of sexual addiction - complusivity, continuation despite consequences, preoccupation and excalation.

The 8 characteristics highlighted in this video are:

1. It is unmanageable

2. It creates neurochemical tolerance

3. It is degenerative/progressive

4. It has negative / destructive conserquesnces

5. It is used to escape feelings

6. It is justified by the concept of "entitlement

7. It is used as a reward

8. It gives a feeling of power

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