But according to research, women are much less likely to reach out for help with this problem. We will also look at what some of the signs of sex addiction may be in women. This highlights a key difference between men and women who seek help for sex addiction, namely that men will often say that their prime motivator is sex, whereas women may say that it is love. The term love addiction is used to describe the obsessive and compulsive pursuit of a relationship, and some may frame it more as a romance, fantasy or intensity addiction.
How are Female Sex Addicts Different from Males?
Five Lies Female Sex Addicts Tell Themselves
There are many reasons why women have a hard time accepting that their sexual behaviour may actually be indicative of a sex addiction. The reality is, you are not alone. Learn about five common ways women lie to themselves about what they are experiencing. Broadly speaking, sex addiction occurs when you are no longer able to manage your sexual behaviour, and the results of this lack of control affect your work, personal relationships, or daily activities. Commonly dismissed by many as an addiction only men struggle with, women experiencing a sex addiction may feel ashamed, alone and marginalised.
"I Had Sex At Least 10 Times A Day": Life As A Young Female Sex Addict
By Helen Carroll for the Daily Mail. Kate Wilkinson is a psychologist and a respectable mother of three, who can be found most mornings doing the school run wearing neat capri pants and Birkenstock shoes. What few would ever guess, however, is that this demure, willowy brunette has also been diagnosed with sex addiction. After years of therapy Kate, 39, and her partner John, 40, also a recovering sex addict, feel they have their habit under control and have been in a happy, faithful relationship for three years. Inevitably, the subject of sex addiction will prompt the usual sniggers and bar-room jokes, particularly when it affects women.
Subscriber Account active since. Having a string of partners and watching hours of porn isn't necessarily the way to achieve sexual liberation. While many people are empowered by owning their own sexuality in this way, for some, it can mean the exact opposite. Rather than enjoyment and affection, sex can be intertwined with shame and used as a weapon on the path to self destruction. For Erica Garza, life was about pursuing romantic partners, watching porn, and putting herself in potentially dangerous situations, all for the sexual release that helped her forget about everything else she was trying to ignore.