It can often be difficult to distinguish between a healthy sexual appetite, and sexual addiction. Here are some questions to ask yourself if you think you are struggling with sexual addiction
- Do you keep secrets about your sexual behaviors from the people around you?
- Do you require a greater variety, increased frequency, or more extreme sexual activities in order to achieve the same level of excitement?
- Do you view pornography for extensive amounts of time and/or does your pornography use interfere with relationships or employment?
- Do you feel remorse, shame, or guilt after having sex with someone?
- Do your sexual activities involve coercion, violence, or the threat of disease?
- Has your sexual behavior ever left you feeling hopeless, shameful, or alienated from others?
- Do you have trouble stopping your sexual behavior when you know it is inappropriate and/or dangerous?
- Have you made promises to yourself or someone else to change some form of your sexual activity only to break them later?
- Have your sexual activities interfered with some aspect of your professional or personal life (problems at work, loss of relationship, etc.)?
- Did your parents have ongoing sexual or romantic problems?
If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, it may be time to seek help. Fortunately, L.I.F.E. Recovery International offers resources such as support groups, and our seven principles of L.I.F.E. to help you on your journey to recovery!
"Self Assessment" https://saa-recovery.org/IsSAAForYou/SelfAssessment/
"Sexual Addiction Assessment" https://www.recoveryranch.com/sexual-addiction-assessment/