You may have heard the following terms used to describe a pattern of out of control sexual behavior: sex addiction, compulsive sexual behavior, hyper-sexuality, problematic sexual behavior etc. While there is debate in the field about what to call this problem there is wide agreement that a percentage of individuals struggle with sexual behavior that escalates over time, creates negative consequences in their lives and feels out of their control. Sexual addiction is not limited to a certain gender or about specific sexual behaviors or practices but is about the compulsive pursuit and use of sex in whatever form it may take. Sex becomes separated from intimacy, relationship, pleasure and enjoyment.
Am I Addicted to Sex? Sexual Addiction Screening Test – Center for Relational Recovery
Back to Sexual health. Find out the things you need to ask yourself if you're thinking about having sex. Most people have sex for the first time when they're 16 or older, not before. If someone's boasting about having sex, it's possible they're pretending.
I’m new to sex and have yet to really enjoy it. Am I broken?
It takes courage to face your fears, and we thank you for taking the time to visit RecoveryZone. For the last 30 years, we have worked with people just like yourself, helping them find their way to a better life through recovery. The Sexual Addiction Screening Test SAST is designed to assist in the assessment of sexually compulsive behavior which may indicate the presence of sex addiction. Developed in cooperation with hospitals, treatment programs, private therapists, and community groups, the SAST provides a profile of responses which help to discriminate between addictive and non-addictive behavior. We strongly urge that diagnosis and treatment be done with a trained professional.
Click to talk to a trained teen volunteer. Having sex can be a major step in your life and it deserves some thought and planning. Here are some questions that may help you explore whether you and your partner are feeling ready to have sex. You may be surprised at some of your answers. Quick Hide.