Sex and porn addiction is very problematic. A person with a sex and porn addiction spends large amounts of his or her time engaged in hypersexual activity. It affects many aspects of a person’s life. Sex and porn addiction damages relationships and interferes with family time, destroys marriages, and creates financial hardships. The urge for sexual gratification takes priority over responsibilities, special events, and can affect a person’s job performance or even lead to job loss.

Michael Vigorito, a certified sex therapist in the District of Columbia and co-author of “Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior – Rethinking Sex Addiction” stated, “Sexual health is a health domain on par with physical health, mental health and spiritual health.” He also said, “what’s needed is to treat other underlying psychiatric conditions like depression or problematic, harmful sexual behaviors, or paraphilias.”

A person battling a sex and porn addiction will seek gratification at any cost through pornography, online sex forums, prostitution, or sex hotlines. Sex and porn addiction lacks an emotional and intimate component and fulfills a psychological need to relieve depression, anxiety, or tension. Treatment for sex addiction explores any underlying psychological problems and develops coping strategies.

Excessive sexual activities can lead to serious physical and mental health problems. A person with a sexual addiction can fall prey to sexually transmitted diseases. While some diseases can be treated, there is a risk of harmful long-term effects or even death.

A person’s promiscuous behavior can cause result in guilt and remorse and lead him or her to use drugs or alcohol to deaden unpleasant feelings. When a person uses drugs or alcohol to cope, his or her risk of developing a drug or alcohol addiction is increased. Dangerous, compulsive behavior from sex addiction fuels the need for more sexual encounters and sexual outlets.

Understanding psychological and emotional issues will help reveal reasons for the unhealthy relationship to sex and porn. In treatment, the patient learns to redirect these feelings into healthy behavior and view sex as an intimate, loving activity.

If you or a loved one is battling with a sex and porn addiction, get help today. Cypress Lakes Lodge offers dual diagnosis treatment for sex addiction and mental health disorders.

Cypress Lakes Lodge offers treatment for addiction in a peaceful, remote, oxygen-rich environment. The program encompasses holistic addiction therapy for the mind, body, and soul. The focus is on physical, mental, and emotional well-being by generating the balance of life-enriching treatment, wellness, and healthy, sober, sustainable relationships. Call us to get started: 409-331-2204