What is Sex Obsession?

Sex Obsession, Compulsive sexual behaviour disorder (CSBD), also known as hyper sexuality, is characterised by persistent and clinically significant sexual urges, fantasies, thoughts, or behaviours that seriously affect one’s ability to function in daily life. Individuals with this disorder may experience major distress or impairment in personal, social, or occupational areas of functioning due to their sexual behaviours.

Sex Obsession is a serious condition that can have devastating consequences for individuals and their loved ones. It can lead to obsessive and compulsive behaviours, risky sexual encounters, and the development of other mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Despite the severity of this disorder, it is often misunderstood or trivialized.

Do you have Sex Obsession?

If you want to learn more, answer these questions honestly:

  1. Are you unable to control or limit sexual behaviour, despite negative consequences?
  2. Are you preoccupied with sexual thoughts or fantasies?
  3. Do participate in any sexual behaviour compulsively despite the consequences?
  4. Do you continue to engage in sexual behaviour, even when it interferes with your work, school, or other important activities?
  5. Do you engage in risky or unsafe sexual behaviour?
  6. Have you had failed attempts to stop or reduce sexual behaviour?
  7. Do you use sex as a coping mechanism for stress or emotional pain?
  8. Do you experience withdrawal symptoms when sexual activity is reduced or stopped?
  9. Are you failing to fulfill obligations or commitments due to sexual behaviour?
  10. Do you continue to engage in sexual behaviour, despite feeling guilty or ashamed about it?

What next?

If you answer yes to more than three of these questions, call us now to book in an appointment with our Sex Obsession Counsellor, Elissa, to get help.

Is treatment possible?

Therapist counselling young man on how to get free from his obsession.Effective treatment for Sex Obsession typically involves a combination of psychotherapy and sometimes medication.

Therapy can help individuals develop coping mechanisms and strategies to manage their sexual impulses and behaviours, while medication can help to control any underlying mental health conditions that may exacerbate or contribute to the obsession.

If you or a loved one is struggling with Sex Obsession, it is important to seek professional help and support. With the right treatment and support, recovery is possible, and individuals can regain control over their lives and relationships.