Although compulsive sexual behavior, hypersexuality, hypersexual disorder, nymphomania, and sexual addiction are not listed as a formal addictions in the American Psychiatric Association’s (DSM-5), treatment professionals recognize that people do struggle with these issues.
One of the problems in diagnosing sexual addiction, however, is that not everyone presents with the same symptoms of the disorder, and many people try to hide their addiction.
Changing your addictive behaviors directly influences your life, then, by lessening or removing the symptoms of the behavioral addiction.
Read More If you are struggling with a sex addiction, there’s a chance that you may also be dealing with other addictions such as a drug addiction, alcohol dependency, eating disorder, or another behavioral addiction such as gambling or shopping.
If you or someone you love is struggling with sexual addiction, it is often difficult to overcome the stigma and fear that keep many from reaching out for help.
Maybe you are afraid of judgment from family or peers, but sexual addiction is something you don’t have to deal with alone.
One easy step toward finding help for a sex addiction is calling a confidential helpline.
Sex addiction rehab helplines are incredibly useful resources when you are curious about treatment or are ready to take that step toward recovery.
When you begin looking for helplines, try to find ones that are from reputable sites.
A good place to start is by looking for helplines listed on pages that end in or the ones listed on this page.
Almost all helplines are operated by volunteers or staff members who specialize in treating addiction or supporting you in finding treatment.
Most of the people who work the helplines have first-hand experience with addiction or know a lot about it.