There is a big difference between ongoing happiness and chasing euphoric moments as an escape.
Sex addicts are hooked on the dissociative euphoria (the bubble) produced by their intense sexual fantasies and patterns of sexual behavior, including the endless search for sex. We find as much excitement and escape in fantasizing about and searching for our next sexual encounter as in the sex act itself. We can spend hours, sometimes even days, in this elevated state—high on the goal/idea of having sex—without ever engaging in any concrete sexual act. Because of this, we nearly always spend much more time engaged in the fantasy and ritualized pursuit of sex than in the sex act itself.
Just for Today
Consider what you could have done during the hundreds (or thousands) of hours you wasted on your addiction.