Once again Hollywood has made something out of nothing. Or shall I say, created the ultimate excuse. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to formally introduce you to the true definition of a sex addict.
♣ Sex Addiction: having to do with obsessing over sex and the act of feeling compelled to have sexual relations. “A pattern of repeated sexual relationships involving a succession of lovers who are experienced by the individual only as things to be used.” Some symptoms include:
- Continuation of the behavior despite knowledge of having a persistent or recurrent social, academic, financial, psychological, or physical problem that is caused or exacerbated by the behavior.
- Need to increase the intensity, frequency, number, or risk of behaviors to achieve the desired effect, or diminished effect with continued behaviors at the same level of intensity, frequency, number, or risk.
- Giving up or limiting social, occupational, or recreational activities because of the behavior.
- Persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to stop, reduce, or control those behaviors.
There continues to be a debate on whether this is actually a disorder/disease or not. But, it’s funny how the term “sex addict” is carelessly thrown around every time a celebrity is caught with their pants down. There was Eric Benet, Kirk Franklin, Charlie Sheen, Tiger Woods, and now Russell Brand. People please understand that this is not a “Get Out of Jail Free” card. You just flat out cheated; now admit it and keep it moving.
So what did you learn today…I don’t believe that you are a “sex addict”. It’s a lame excuse, so just stop it!