Is “sex addiction” a disease? —Why is there a sex addiction? Part 2

It can be roughly divided into: physiological factors, psychological factors, social, learning, comprehensive factors, etc.

Physiological factors

Genetics: If someone is addicted to sex, there may be a genetic factor.
Hormones: Endocrine disorders lead to higher than normal secretion of male hormones in the body. Certain diseases or drugs can also cause excessive hormone secretion in the body, resulting in sex addiction. Mental illness (in bipolar disorder, hypersexuality is one of its manifestations). Among them, lesions in the pituitary gland of the brain lead to a greater chance of this happening.
Trauma: If the brain is injured, some severe impact or the aftermath of surgery.

Psychological factors

Childhood: Experienced sexual stimulation or abuse. These childhood experiences, they may not be aware of it themselves. Instead, it manifested itself in unconscious sex. (Whether being sexually abused in childhood, or having a certain image of sexual cognition, may lead to the occurrence of sex addiction)
Mental health: Anxiety, depression, and stress are all likely to cause their sex addiction. They release their anxiety, depression, or relationship processing through sex.

Society, learning:During sexual formation, there is exposure to bad sexual behavior. Or the object the patient “likes” has bad sexual behavior, and will imitate and learn his sexual behavior. Being isolated increases a person’s chances of becoming addicted to sex. He can only satisfy his needs through sex.
other comprehensive factors

The reasons for the formation are not single or two factors. There have been many unclear events in the whole growth environment and process that gradually affect the cognition of sexuality or formative cognitive paranoia.

In general, I think it’s more appropriate to describe it this way: Sex addiction is indulging in sex, in the same way that a person is addicted to alcohol or drugs.

What should you do if you find yourself with these tendencies?

Determine the factors, determine the direction for help, correctly recognize yourself, and cooperate with the treatment.

Determining factors: First, you need to clarify why you have sex addiction? If you don’t have an obvious determinant and you have absolutely no idea why, you should seek help. Psychologists and sexual psychologists are good choices.

Determine the direction of seeking help: that is, why do I seek help, and what impact does sex addiction have on me? What effect do I expect to get? If it doesn’t work out, can I accept myself as a fact? Unacceptable, can or would like to get more help?

Cooperate with a doctor or a psychiatrist: If it is physiological (brain hormones are affected), cooperate with the doctor’s treatment. Some of these anti-stimulant drugs reduce libido (hypersexuality). Know that the body returns to normal hormone levels. It is generally necessary to regularly check the hormone secretion status, and the doctor will determine whether to continue the medication.

If it is psychological: need to cooperate with a psychiatrist for long-term psychological counseling. Why do it long term?

Psychological factors are the most difficult and most difficult to “cure” in sex addiction. Because of its complex causes, it is necessary to dig deeper into which specific events have an impact on patients. What role does each play in it? How much does it affect the patient? The psychiatrist also evaluates the possible impact on the patient in the future and makes a specific counseling plan. The professional ability required in the process is far greater than that of ordinary psychological counselors. Not only professional psychological counseling is required, but also strong sexual health knowledge or case experience. Without any of these abilities, the effect will be greatly reduced.

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