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July 26, 2022

What Is Chemsex?

What is chemsex? On the surface, “chemsex” is generally what it sounds like: using substances to enhance or disinhibit sexual experiences. Specifically, however, chemsex refers to a growing trend among gay men who pair drugs like crystal meth, MDMA, GHB, cocaine, and mephedrone with sexual experiences to intensify or prolong them.
The combination of these drugs and sex can lead to addiction, pushing users to engage in riskier behaviors to continue to feel the same high. Chemsex addiction can cause mental and physical health issues, but with treatment, those who are suffering from this condition can begin to heal and live fulfilling lives in recovery.

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May 23, 2022

Are Sex Addicts Getting Younger?

Are sex addicts getting younger? “Sex addiction” is a complicated label, and usually it’s shorthand for a combination of life-disrupting sexual behaviors. The main characteristic of these behaviors is that they are compulsive, cause severe distress, and become a focal point in a person’s life regardless of negative consequences.

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May 17, 2022

Co-occurring Issues and Sex Addiction

Frequently, sex addiction co-occurs with other addictions — drugs, alcohol, gambling — that can complicate treatment. The best treatment options address these co-occurring issues associated with sex addiction by getting at their root causes.

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April 29, 2022

When Is My Fetish Unhealthy?

Basic Instinct. Eyes Wide Shut. Fifty Shades of Gray. These films, while not considered pornographic by most, are just a few of the thousands of films in which fetishism and BDSM play a prominent role in the storyline. But fetishism is not fiction. What was once thought to be shameful, deviant sexual behavior has become culturally acceptable. There are foot fetishes and food fetishes, and fetishes involving places, textures, and even sounds. And you don’t have to be into pornography to find them.

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