Understanding sexual addiction is often difficult because sex, itself, is a fundamental part of the human experience. At the same time, we live in a culture that is both obsessed with sex and terrified by it. The following are some clues to determine if you or a loved one suffers from sexual addiction: failure to distract oneself from sexual urges; an increase in the need for sex or the development of shorter periods between the need for sex; the continuation of sexual behavior despite clear risks; and symptoms of withdrawal after not having sex for an extended period of time, including mood swings and irritability.

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