Sex Addiction Counseling: Addictions Therapy Services


Counseling For Sex Addiction

Sex is designed to unite two persons in a “one flesh” union. Therefore, many powerful emotional, spiritual, and biological forces are present in persons engaging in the act. During sex, the brain releases various hormones and chemicals that are very pleasurable and create a bonding experience with the other person. The pleasurable chemicals that are released are likened to the “highs” people experience when taking drugs; just like substance abuse, if this behavior becomes repetitive and addictive, the body can experience a tolerance effect that requires more sexual stimulation or excitement to capture the original high.

Some of the symptoms of sex addiction are the inability to cut down, sexual acting out causing anger in others, excessive guilt and shame between the highs of sexual acting out, and a feeling of being on edge if a person is unable to have sex over a short period. There is also considerable long-term effects sex addiction can cause, such as intimacy and relationship issues, financial issues, workplace problems, and potential sexually transmitted disease. Sadly, these feelings and consequences can often make the addict seek out sex again as an escape. The irony is that sex is used as a pain reliever for the issues it created initially.

Some behaviors that can indicate you need addiction counseling for sex are the following – should they become repetitive and out of control…

  • Partner sexualization
  • Unsafe sex
  • Simultaneous affairs
  • Adult bookstores and/or sex clubs
  • Seeking sex with prostitutes
  • Phone sex and/or cybersex
  • Pornography
  • Masturbation

There are several causes of sex addiction, including psychological, spiritual, and biological causes. If you or a loved one are exhibiting any signs or symptoms that you suspect may indicate addiction to sexual behaviors, contact us today for help in a caring and safe setting.

About New Convictions Recovery

New Convictions Recovery is an addiction recovery counseling center. Not only do we help those addicted to sex, but their loved ones as well. Unlike traditional therapy, our approach is faith and holistic-based. It treats a person’s body, spirit, and mind. We have more than ten years of collective education and experience, and over this time, we have refined our approach to addiction treatment.

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For more information about addiction counseling for sex or to learn more about our services and the therapists who work at New Convictions Recovery, all you need to do is get in touch with our friendly and experienced team today. Alternatively, you can email, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Making initial contact can often be the most challenging step, but there is no need to worry. We will make sure you feel as comfortable and at ease as possible.

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