Sexual addiction is the compulsive participation in sexual acts, most commonly sexual intercourse, but also includes pornography and masturbation. There is an ongoing debate around the classification of sexual addiction as a mental health disorder. Regardless of its classification, sexual addiction can affect a person's daily functioning and relationships and can cause someone to experience distress.
Symptoms of sexual addiction include the excessive occurrence of sexual fantasies and excessive participation in sexual activities which impedes one's ability to carry out daily functions.
Just like other forms of addiction, therapy can help an individual to recognize addictive thought processes and behavior, and employ strategies to manage these urges.
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