Is a sex addiction controlling your life?

A growing number of people are finding themselves caught up in destructive sexual behaviors — behaviors they are desperately trying to control but are unable to break free from.  A moment comes for every addict when the consequences are so great or the pain is so bad that the addict admits life is out of control because of a sexual behavior.

Ten signs that indicate the presence of sexual addiction:  

  1. A pattern of out-of-control behavior
  2. Severe consequences due to sexual behavior 
  3. Inability to stop despite adverse consequences
  4. Persistent pursuit of self-destructive or high-risk behavior
  5. Ongoing desire or effort to limit sexual behavior
  6. Sexual obsession and fantasy as a primary coping strategy
  7. Increasing amounts of sexual experience because the current level of activity is no longer sufficient
  8. Severe mood changes around sexual activity
  9. Inordinate amounts of time spent in obtaining sex, being sexual, or recovering from sexual experience
  10. Neglect of important social, occupational, or recreational activities because of sexual behavior.