Tiger Woods is a sex addict! Jessie James is a sex addict! We all saw those headlines during the past couple of months. Judging from this articles one can think that sex addiction is some kind of illness that only affects rich and famous men, and causes them to have sex with a large number of former porn stars.

Unfortunately the real sex addiction, with porn addiction being a form of it, is very common place and is likely to affect large portion of the population.

So what is sex addiction and porn addiction? Basically it is any form of sexual behavior that person engages in, even though they consciously opposed to it.

It could be going out and paying for sex, or it could be getting on computer after your wife went to bed, and masturbating. The real difference is not in the behavior itself, but what goes on inside the person’s head. If he or she does not want to engage in the activity, but finds himself or herself unable to stop, chances are the person might be a sex or porn addict.

Unfortunately the only person who can tell for sure if somebody is addicted or not, is the addict himself. After all he or she is the only person who really knows what the thought process they really are going through.

That does not mean that you cannot spot a sex or porn addict based on some of their behaviors. If your husband or wife, spending too much time on their computer after you goes to bed, or if they begin to stay too often for “late meetings”, while at the same time appear to be distant, and not interested in usual sexual activities, those are real signs of danger.

But the best thing you can do for than, is to express your concern, and possibly point them towards farther researching the issue. “Out of the Shadows” by Dr. Carnes is one of the best books that explains sex addiction in detail.

Porn addiction, as any addiction, is a progressive problem, which usually does not get better over time. The real danger can be cause by person’s inability to openly share about their struggles. Our society does a very good job of showing fake forms of sexuality into everybody’s face, while at the same time completely ignoring real problems.

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