Healthy and intimate sexual expression in a loving relationship is a sign of a healthy relationship, bringing fulfillment joy and stability to your personal life.
Sadly for many people in Ireland and the UK a compulsive desire to experience the rush of endorphins released by the reward systems in our brain during sex, underminds the intimacy of a healthy sexual relationship. This compulsion is known as sex addiction, or ‘love addiction’.
Sex addiction can lead to:
- thinking about sex compulsively,
- fixating on sex on an unhealthy level,
- seeking out sex compulsively,
- increased promiscuity,
- hurting those close to us,
- engaging in risky behaviours in private and in public.
Ultimately the obsession with sex ends up hurting those closest to us, damaging relationships and putting sexual health at risk.
Sex addiction can range from private behaviours at home to risky behaviours in public which can solicit criminal accusations.
If you suspect your partner to be a sex addict, here are the three steps to take.
Ireland is facing a growing problem with sex addiction throughout the country.
Smarmore Castle offers private residential treatment with specialised programmes for alcohol and drug addiction that is complicated by sexual compulsivity. Utilising the Castle Craig model, our programmes include the 12 Steps, cognitive behavioural therapy, DBT, family therapy, and complementary therapies.
Through residential treatment, your partner will learn more about sex addiction and their underlying issues which contribute to sexually compulsive behaviours.
It is possible to change dysfunctional thinking and lead to a healthier way to approach sexual activity, love, and relationships.
Through family and relationship therapy you and your partner can repair any damage which has been caused by their sex addiction, drug and alcohol addictions, or other issues.
Real change is possible at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic. Our caring staff is awaiting your call to help you determine the best plan for treatment and getting you on track to heal. Call +353 41 214 5111 for more information.
Page created: 22 April, 2020 Last updated and clinically assessed 23 August, 2021