Sex, the thought of sex, the actions that surround sex and an intense desire to take part in such actions can all lead to problems with relationships, work, school and social interaction for the sex addict. For help finding a sexual addiction treatment program that’s right for you or a loved one, call toll-free 1-817-533-7882 to talk to Dr. Elena Riedo, a trusted Roanoke CSAT therapist who can help. Today we’re discussing 3 myths and their corresponding truths surrounding sex addiction.

  1. Myth: People with good morals will not suffer from sex addiction. FACT: Your morals are not a direct impact on whether or not you suffer from sex addiction. If your sexual behavior takes you out of the realm of your own values or beliefs, then this could be affecting your morals and you may feel bad, but there is help.
  2. Myth: Only men are sex addicts. FACT: While it is accurate that the majority of sex addicts are men, there are studies that show that about 20% of those suffering from sex addiction are actually women. Unfortunately, it can be more difficult for a woman to address her sex addiction due largely in part to the majority of the support groups and treatment options being geared to men.
  3. Myth: Sex addiction affects all gay men. FACT: Sex addiction is not secluded to gay men, a particular minority or a singled out type of person. Sex addiction can affect heterosexual males, gay males, heterosexual women and gay women alike.