Identifying the obvious signs of sexual addiction can help the individual recognize if they have crossed the thin line from normal enjoyment of sex to an addiction. Problematic sexual behavior is characterized as loss of control, preoccupation with sexual acting out behaviours, significant adverse consequences, and continuation despite consequences.
The therapist with the client unhealthy sexual patterns and behaviours that impact their ability to connect with another individual in healthy ways. Most times childhood relational trauma and negative beliefs perpetuate the addiction to sex. The ability to differentiate the behavior from one’s worth will offer the individual a greater understanding and compassion for themselves.