An intelligent person can rationalize anything. A wise person doesn’t try.
Sex addiction is, in most ways, the same as any other addiction. At the very least, it is defined by the same basic criteria:
- Preoccupation to the point of obsession with the substance or behavior of choice
- Loss of control over use of the substance or behavior, typically evidenced by failed attempts to quit or cut back
- Directly related negative consequences – relationship trouble, issues at work or in school, declining physical health, depression, anxiety, diminished self-esteem, isolation, financial woes, loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities, legal trouble, etc.
Just for Today
Ask yourself if your sexual behavior meets the criteria for addiction.