"The weeks after a male public figure is caught in a sex scandal are predictable, especially when it comes to politicians: His name will be dragged through tabloids and reputable news outlets alike, he’ll offer a public apology and check himself into sex addiction rehab and he’ll re-emerge months later a new man. Or will he?"
Sex addiction isn't just painful for the addict directly. Many people are affected by this cunning disease, but possibly none more than the partner of a sex addict. Often left uncared for, this person is offered few to no resources for their own healing, but this book is one of the great reads that is changing that!
I don't hold an opinion on porn being good or bad, but this study certainly brings up some concerning connections between porn and our ability to perform.
Many think claiming sex as an addiction offers those suffering from it an excuse for their harmful behavior. In recovery we learn that we must take responsibility for our actions and ourselves. This quick article by Barb Rogers gives a concise explanation of where sex addiction comes from. It also provides a simple breakdown of 5 signs that someone may be a sex addict.
Many people I've spoken with have a difficult time understanding what sex addiction looks like. I offer this comparison to alcoholism because it is an addiction most people are familiar with. Each addiction comes with its own nuances, but in my experience sex addiction resembles alcohol addiction in these ways.