Wednesday, April 13, 2016

3 Ways Sexual Addiction Can Negatively Impact Your Work Performance

Sexual addiction is a real problem that affects millions of people nationwide. It can destroy relationships, cause emotional trauma, have physical implications, and even effect your work performance.

  1. Sexual addiction can sometimes lead to divorce, which affects productivity at work. Research has shown that relationship problems and divorce impact overall work performance more frequently than a death in the family, serious illness, substance abuse, and depression. In fact, in the year following a divorce, employees loose an average of over 170 hours of work time. This is the equivalent of being absent for four weeks in one calendar year.

  1. Addictive behavior of a sexual nature can cross over into the workplace, distract workers, and lead to inappropriate computer use. Compulsive viewing of pornography often comes with sexual addiction. This can lead to an addict viewing porn during work hours, and even on computers in their place of employment. Unhealthy use of pornography and sexual behaviors outside of the workplace can also impact performance, as addicts can stay up late viewing porn or participating in sexual activities. This in turn can lead to sleep deprivation and even guilt that negatively impacts their performance the next day.

  1. Legal issues from inappropriate computer use. Research has shown that many companies find it necessary to fire employees because of their inappropriate computer use in the workplace. Companies do not want to encourage misuse of time, loss of productivity, and the hostile work environment that sexually explicit content can create. In short, if you are caught viewing pornography at work, you could be fired.

If you are struggling with sexual addiction, seek help! L.I.F.E. Recovery International believes that everyone deserves to live their life with sexual freedom and integrity. You can beat this, and we will support you every step of the way!


"Pornography, Sex Addiction, and the Work Place"

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