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September 29, 2023

Sexual Offending vs. Sex Addiction

We live in a world infused with sex. It is nearly impossible to turn on the television and not be inundated with sexual images. Yet despite things of sexual nature permeating so many facets of society, there are still areas which are so vastly unclear when it comes to all things sexual. Our culture is more informed and educated about sex than any other in human history, but are we empowered with all the knowledge we really need to know?

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August 29, 2023

How Trauma Leads to Sex Addiction

Studies have shown that sexual abuse can have a number of detrimental effects on survivors, including trauma, shame, depression, and negative health outcomes. There’s also evidence that survivors of childhood sexual abuse, a deeply traumatic experience, may have a higher tendency to develop compulsive sexual behaviors later in life. So can you develop sex addiction from trauma? How can trauma be resolved, and sex addiction overcome?

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June 21, 2023

A Clinical Expert’s Take on Sex Addiction

When we start the conversation about sex addiction, some of the first questions often asked are, Is sex addiction real? And, Can a sex addiction be a mental health disorder? Sex addiction may be one of the most misunderstood, maligned, or even flatly denied addictions. However, compulsive sexual behavior disorder is recognized in the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases, and we at Gentle Path at The Meadows understand how compulsive sexual behavior impacts your life.

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April 28, 2023

Is Sex Addiction Different for Gay Men?

The idea of sexual addiction lives almost squarely in the straightest of boxes. We assume it’s a guy who took pornography too far or gets caught acting out sexually, maybe someone whose wife or girlfriend has finally had enough and insisted he get help before she’s out the door.

But sex addiction (aka hypersexuality) isn’t limited to heterosexual men. Not by a long shot.

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