Our expert says:
It is very difficult to tell just from this information alone...the fact that you are concerned about this is significant. People who struggle with 'sex addiction' usually find that they are preoccupied with finding their next sexual release (ie. think about it alot), that there is an element of escalation that has occurred (i.e. more and more is required - be it more partners, more time spent, more risk involved, etc) and find that they struggle to manage/control this. If these are ringing true for you then perhaps you need to go so someone trained/experienced in working with such matters for an assessment. The dangers of sex addiction are many and varied and depend on the behaviours involved. The dangers you currently face (whether you meet the criteria for sex addiction or not) may be that behaviour escalates to the point where risks are taken, or you risk loosing your primary relationship and/or hurting others, and are left feeling alone and unsatisfied - a hole which never seems to be filled...
If you would like to be referred to a professional who can assess your situation in more depth, you can check with your local drug/alcohol rehab centres as they should be aware of local professionals, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire - SASHA
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