2010 What is sexual addiction?

This paper discussed sexual addiction as a complex topic that frequently prompts much negative judgement due to its recurrent patterns of betrayal, illumination of previously concealed sexual activities, exposure of unknowing partners to disease risk, and partner threat. Additionally, frequent sexual stimulation was reported to persist despite grave negative consequences in sexual addiction, which is a chronic, relapsing condition. Arguments were also made about sexual addiction as a type of impulse control disease, where it was viewed from the impulsive perspective as risk-takers who pursue pleasure without considering the effects on themselves and others. In this essay, a few further points were raised, such as the notions of relationship disorder and sexual addiction as subtypes of compulsive behavior.