Surrounded by her colleagues - one was sat less than two metres away - the then year-old slowly slid her right hand up her skirt, down the front of her tights and gently began rubbing her clitoris. It gave me a thrill. Did Jenny have a problem? Despite the above anecdote providing what one assumes is ample evidence, it took her a while to come to terms with the fact that she did, in fact, have a sex addiction. While the causes are yet unknown, sex addiction is widely believed to derive from childhood or adolescence, often resulting from an early emotional or physical trauma, sexual abuse, neglect or depression. According to relationship counselling service Relate , sex addiction can be described as any sexual activity that feels 'out of control' and involves frequent self-destructive or high-risk activity that isn't 'emotionally fulfilling, that one is ashamed of and that one is unable to stop, despite it causing repeated problems'.
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Sexual addiction - Wikipedia
By Helen Carroll for the Daily Mail. Kate Wilkinson is a psychologist and a respectable mother of three, who can be found most mornings doing the school run wearing neat capri pants and Birkenstock shoes. What few would ever guess, however, is that this demure, willowy brunette has also been diagnosed with sex addiction. After years of therapy Kate, 39, and her partner John, 40, also a recovering sex addict, feel they have their habit under control and have been in a happy, faithful relationship for three years. Inevitably, the subject of sex addiction will prompt the usual sniggers and bar-room jokes, particularly when it affects women. A woman, who is addicted to sex?
What to know about compulsive sexual behavior
Compulsive sexual behavior is a condition in which an individual cannot manage their sexual behavior. Persistent sexual thoughts interfere with their ability to work, maintain relationships, and complete their daily activities. Some people refer to compulsive sexual behavior as sexual addiction.
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