The addiction is their spirituality, it comforts them, celebrates them and is always available and present.
Then there is the sex addict who can be two or even three of the above reasons.
A person with a high sex drive is satisfied with sex.
It’s not about a fix for something; when their partner says “NO” it doesn’t make them go off the handle thinking their partner is totally rejecting them and have to leave the house or act out in some other way.
If you can relate to this the chances are there may be an addiction issue.
This is why a specialist in sex addiction is the best route for recovery with sex addiction.
I have heard this question on almost every national talk show or radio show I have been on over the years.
Psychologically, the need to medicate or escape physical, emotional or sexual abuse can demand a substance, the early addict finds the sex medicine usually before alcohol or drugs.
The sex addict spends a lot of time in the pursuit of his or her sexual behavior/fantasy or they may have a binge of sexual behaviors.
This is different for every sex addict but generally speaking there are biological, psychological, and spiritual reasons.
Sex addiction is a way some people medicate their feelings and/or cope with their stresses to the degree that their sexual behavior becomes their major coping mechanism for stresses in their life.
The individual often can not stop this sexual behavior for any great length of time by themselves.
The following is a short explanation of each reason why someone can become a sex addict.
The biological addict is someone who has conditioned their body to receive endorphins and enkephlines (brain chemicals) primarily through reinforcing a fantasy state with the ejaculation that provides these chemicals to their brain.