Recovering from Sex Addiction

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Summary

Despite what you may read and see on the internet, sex addiction is genuine. Sex addiction can cause many issues in relationships, especially in married or monogamous couples who have been together for a long time. Outside of their partnership, someone with a sex addiction would frequently pursue several partners. They may also regularly experience financial difficulties due to their desire for sexual fulfilment, leading to severe conflict with their spouse.Despite what you may read and see on the internet, sex addiction is genuine. Sex addiction can cause many issues in relationships, especially in married or monogamous couples who have been together for a long time. Outside of their partnership, someone with a sex addiction would frequently pursue several partners. They may also regularly experience financial difficulties due to their desire for sexual fulfilment, leading to severe conflict with their spouse. To bring forth more light to this issue, it's imperative to determine where it stems from and triggers it. Understanding your sex addiction is the first step to overcoming it. Think of it as a prelude to therapy and seeking help. We have ten days, an exercise a day, to help you become aware of your situation as a sex addict. Questions for each day accompany this ten-day challenge. Answering these questions will help you get to the root cause of the problem. It'll also help you gauge just how severe your addiction is.

Introduction

According to other research, biochemical components in the brain may also play a role in sex addiction. The chance of becoming a sex addict is considerably increased by biochemical abnormalities and other alterations in the brain. Because medications like psychiatric medication and antidepressants have been shown to assist treat sex addiction, it's possible that physiological shifts are to blame for the higher risk of becoming a sex addict.

Other than that, according to research, sex addiction activates the same reward system in the brain as many other addictions, including drug addictions. The release of dopamine controls this reward system. The more hypersexualized the act, the greater dopamine is released and the higher the tolerance is. This lends credence to the concept that sex addiction follows a physiological and psychological pattern similar to other addictions. 

10 Days To Understand Your Sex Addiction

Despite what you may read and see on the internet, sex addiction is genuine. Sex addiction can cause many issues in relationships, especially in married or monogamous couples who have been together for a long time. Outside of their partnership, someone with a sex addiction would frequently pursue several partners. They may also regularly experience financial difficulties due to their desire for sexual fulfilment, leading to severe conflict with their spouse.

To bring forth more light to this issue, it's imperative to determine where it stems from and triggers it. Understanding your sex addiction is the first step to overcoming it. Think of it as a prelude to therapy and seeking help. 

We have ten days, an exercise a day, to help you become aware of your situation as a sex addict. Questions for each day accompany this ten-day challenge. Answering these questions will help you get to the root cause of the problem. It'll also help you gauge just how severe your addiction is. 

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