Where Do Partners of Sex Addicts Turn for Help?

People affected by sex addiction frequently engage in sex-related thoughts, fantasies and/or actions that can significantly degrade the quality of their relationships, including the relationships they maintain with their spouses and intimate partners. In turn, the spouses and intimate partners of sex-addicted individuals may feel a pressing need to seek help in dealing with their…

Mindfulness Can Help Treat Sex Addiction

Mindfulness is the widely accepted term for a meditative practice designed to increase moment-to-moment awareness and thereby generate an increased sense of well-being. Numerous studies support the usefulness of this approach in a range of contexts related to both physical and mental health. In a study published in 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Psychology,…

Low Levels of Spirituality Can Predict Sex Addiction, Study Finds

People affected by sex addiction (also known as hypersexuality or compulsive sexual behavior) have a significantly dysfunctional relationship to sexual activity. In a study published in 2014 in the journal Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, researchers from the University of North Texas assessed the role that spirituality and religiosity play in the likelihood that young adults…

Sex Addiction and Codependency

Sex addiction is a complicated issue. Some experts would argue that it is a true addiction, but all agree that people can develop unhealthy sexual attitudes, behaviors and compulsions. When sex addiction exists in a codependent relationship, two people are locked in a destructive way of living. Codependency is not uncommon, but when it comes…

Addicted to Love

Love addiction is a term many people are not familiar with. Although it is not a diagnosable condition according to many experts, there is evidence that some people become addicted to the feeling of being in love and to being around the person they love. Some would call this a behavioral addition, while others call…