Being Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Does Not Make You a Sex Addict

Sex addiction is unrelated to who or what it is that turns a person on.

There is a widely held perception that people with non-traditional (i.e., non-heterosexual) sexual orientations are, by nature, hypersexual – especially gay and bisexual men. This is not in fact the case. In reality, gay and bisexual men and women (and other members of the LGBTQ community) are no more or less sexual than their straight counterparts. Perhaps some of this “oversexed” belief arises from the fact that topics like “gay sex” are still attention-getters in both the media and private conversations, despite the many recent worldwide advances in the normalization of homosexuality and homosexual behaviors. Either way, a person’s sexual arousal template is not a factor in terms of identifying, diagnosing, and treating sexual addiction.

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Try to separate the nature of your primary sexual and romantic attractions from your addiction.