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April 15, 2024

Male Sexual Abuse Survivors Often Struggle with Sex Addiction

While it may seem strange, it is a very common reaction among those who have survived childhood sexual abuse. In fact, studies have shown that sexual abuse during the developmental years has a strong correlation with hypersexuality, sex addiction, and an unhealthy perception of sex, intimacy, and relationships as an adult.

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December 13, 2023

Anxiety and Sex Addiction

Compulsive sexual behaviors may be a way for some to alleviate anxiety, but they may also create more anxiety. So what should you know about anxiety and sex addiction?

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October 17, 2023

Alcohol and Sexual Compulsivity

It’s not rocket science that drinking can lead to some poor choices, but there is science behind it. Alcohol exerts significant physiological effects on the brain. Once consumed, it impacts the prefrontal cortex, where decision-making and rational thinking live, impairing both. Then, it stimulates dopamine release and slows down the central nervous system, intensifying sexual desires. It’s the perfect storm, in a sense, that sets a person up for making risky, uninformed choices while under the influence.

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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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