sex addiction

Sex Addiction

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Sex Addiction

The term “sexual addiction” is used to describe any sexual activity that feels ‘out of control’. Being sexually addicted is the feeling that you are engaging in a sexual activity that you are no longer in charge of. Sexual addiction is not defined by the activity itself, however, it is defined by the frequency of the activity.

Sex addiction has risen sharply over the last decade, with recent research suggesting that this is largely due to the large number of explicit pornographic sites which are easily accessible on the internet.

Sex addiction is also associated with other sexual issues around

  • Paying for sex
  • Visiting massage parlours
  • Participating in sexual activities with strangers on-line
  • Meeting strangers for sex
  • Lack of confidence in sexual ability

When you have developed a sex addiction you may feel very isolated and consistently anxious about being found out and your most intimate secrets exposed. You may also feel shame and guilt as your behaviours become more and more out of control.

Thankfully help is at hand for you to recover. We are only a phone call away.

The psychosexual therapists

Nightingale psychosexual counsellors are highly qualified and experienced sex therapists working with many sexual problems and sexual issues. The therapists will have trained for at least two years with Relate or Relationship Scotland. Our psychosexual therapists will immediately put you at your ease and they will never judge you or your behaviour. The motivation of the sex therapist is to help you overcome sexual issues affecting your life and relationships.

Working with sexual issues and problems including sex addiction is very specialised work and should only be undertaken by experienced psychosexual counsellors, who are qualified to Diploma Level and beyond.

If you partner finds out

If you are in a relationship, exposure can be devastating for you and your partner. Your partner may feel betrayed and shocked and blame themselves for not being good enough for you, which seriously affects their self-esteem. In turn you will generally feel guilty about causing them pain. If your partner finds out we would ask you to come together as a couple for a few sessions to explore your sexual relationship as a couple.

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Our Motivation

Please read our testimonials many couples have been where you are today, and these testimonials let’s you see where they are now. So, let’s get to work and get those lines of communication open.

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Nightingale psychosexual counsellor(s) have provided me with invaluable professional assistance and guidance in getting my life back on track after a very serious sex addiction problem. I needed to re-establish confidence and focus on the positives while dealing with various issues (emotional and sexual) which I had allowed to get in the way of being happy.