Myths About Sex Addicts

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Truth: Sex is just a symptom

Like with drinking in excess or gambling, people don’t necessarily do it just because they love the activity: the activity is often just a symptom of a deeper issue. Things like repressed memories of trauma and abuse or clinical depression can lead to drinking heavily, gambling, or having sex with strangers. The action of having sex is only a symptom, and a therapist would get to the root of the issue. If the cause isn’t addressed, then the sex addict will just find a new destructive behavior.

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