Are sex addiction and love addiction the same thing?
sex addicts are addicted to the sexual experience. The goal is
orgasm. Emotional intimacy is not important. Many professionals
believe that the preoccupation with sex is an attempt to avoid
emotional intimacy by connecting with someone sexually. Years
ago it was called phallic intimacy. It is more common for men
addiction, on the other hand, comes in many forms, all them different
from sex addiction.
are four different categories of sex addiction.
Those who are addicted to sex with strangers to avoid commitment
and emotional intimacy. One night stands, for example.
Those who are hooked on someone only because the sex is so fantastic.
But they are not in love with this person. This would include
promiscuity. If they are in love, or bonded in someway, they are
romance addicts not sex addicts. Some romance addicts have multiple
Chronic masturbators who use sexual fantasies to get aroused.
They are not interested in erotica or romance. The do not need
a story line to get aroused.
The deviants: pedophiles, rapists, those addicted to pornography
that includes violence against women.
For help consider Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous and books by