it’s difficult to offer an exact definition. ‘Sex Addiction’ is used as a ‘catch all’ term which can include a wide variety of problematic sexual behaviour such as excessive porn use, compulsive masturbation, or a compulsion to engage in sexual behaviour that leaves the individual feeling guilty, depressed or ashamed.
Often ‘sex addicts’ find themselves leading a double life. They are usually pre-occupied with sexual behaviours from which their partner is excluded and they find themselves lying to loved ones. If your sexual behaviour is causing you a problem and feels ‘out of control’, then I can offer professional counselling support.