Fact: While the majority of sex addiction sufferers are men, there are signs that about 20% of those suffering from sex addiction are actually women.
Unfortunately, it can be more difficult for a woman to address her sex addiction due largely in part to the majority of the support groups and treatment options being geared to men.
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Because sex addiction tends to progress rapidly and move from small discreet actions on to major, noticeable behaviors, you may recognize the following signs in an individual who is addicted to sex: Most of the time, when an individual is addicted to sex they will not bond with their partner.
Sex addicts will even blame others for their problems or their sexual actions rather than take the blame or accept that they were the doers of their actions.For instance, in the early stages of sex addiction, an individual may simply watch many hours of pornography.In time, this addiction may turn into the individual taking part in online sex groups that cost money.Although twelve step treatment was originally devised for those suffering from alcoholism, this method of therapy has evolved to provide options for those suffering from narcotics addiction, medication addictions and many forms of sex addiction.Some of the twelve step treatment methods you can find in various anonymous groups include: Individual and group counseling methods have proven effective at treating those who are addicted to sex.