Tag: love addicts

  • Body image and medicalization: Socially relevant behavioral “addictions” beyond drug use

    We know that addiction can go beyond drug use, but are we becoming addicted to making our bodies perfect? I put “addiction” in parentheses here because I think it’s important to distinguish substance-related addictions from behavioral ones. There’s no doubt that people’s behavior can become compulsive in the same way addicts become compulsive about using, […]

  • The many different options to getting sex addiction help

    We’ve talked about the fact that sex addiction (or love addiction) is defined by the inability to regulate sexual behavior despite negative consequences. We also mentioned already that it affects millions of Americans. But how does one get sex addiction help? Addictive sexual behaviors can range from compulsive masturbation and porn watching, to compulsive cheating, […]

  • What does it mean to be love addicted? Sex addiction explained.

    What do you think of when you hear the words “sex addict“? Do you imagine someone who has sex dozens of times a day? Someone who owns a lot of sex toys? Someone who spends all their time immersed in pornography? While all of these scenarios, and others, can identify someone with a sexual addiction, […]

  • My Friend the sex addict part 2 – The ups and downs of sexaholics

    As you may recall from an earlier post, a friend of mine, Brian, has been struggling to get some control over his sex addiction. I had referred him to a number of clinics that treat sex-addiction specifically, and to Sex Addicts Anonymous (sometimes known as sexaholics anonymous) as a starting point. I’m not at all […]