Are You Struggling With Sex Addiction?

Todd Creager is a sex and marriage therapist in Orange County helping couples and individuals find the treatment and counseling they need for sex addiction.

Learn more about causes of, recovery and treatment for sex addiction in the Huntington Beach, Newport Coast, Irvine, Corona del Mar & Irvine areas

As a specialist in sexual issues, I have had many individuals and couples come in who are dealing with this problem of sexual addiction or sexual compulsiveness.

When dealing with this issue,  it is important that we understand the causes as well as how to treat sexual addiction.

Sex addiction is widespread and affects so many of us

The recent statistics say that almost half of Internet viewers view pornography and that 6-8% of the population could be considered sex addicts.   

As you see, there is a line drawn between those who view pornography and those that are sex addicts. Just looking at porn does not automatically make one an addict.   And sex addiction of course goes beyond looking at porn. Sex addiction could include visiting prostitutes, compulsive sexual chatting online, high promiscuity, frequent visiting of strip clubs and more.

How do we define what Sex Addiction really is?

Addiction is an interesting word as well. Where does one draw the line between a healthy sexual urge and an addiction?

My simplest definition of addiction is that you use the behavior (or substance) as a major way to regulate your emotions.   When using the behavior in this way, you can easily get compulsive and do or view things such that it interferes with your current relationship, work, school, health or other important part of your life.

I often see that there is a part of the sexually addictive person that can split off from the other parts that want the healthier life, the mature, honest relationship and the wholesome life.

How therapy can help treat Sex Addiction

My experience with treating sex addiction  is that what has to happen in therapy is the integration between the addicted part of that person and the rest of that person.

Lastly, trauma including early childhood trauma can be a contributing factor to sexually compulsive behavior.

Whatever the emotional reasons are, there is help for most people who have this problem. Let’s not forget the partners and other family members who could be affected by this problem as well. I will be writing blogs for them as well. For anyone who is experiencing this problem, either as the addict or the significant other of the addict, feel free to contact me and I will be happy to help you with this issue.

To talk more about sex addiction – contact Todd in the Orange County area.

Todd is a sex and relationship therapist and has worked with both couples and individuals in treatment and recovery for sex addiction. Based out of Huntington Beach, Todd serves the nearby areas of Laguna Beach, Newport Coast, Irvine, Long Beach, Seal Beach and Corona del Mar.

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Todd is a sex and relationship therapist and has worked with both couples and individuals in treatment and recovery for sex addiction. Based out of Huntington Beach, Todd serves the nearby areas of Laguna Beach, Newport Coast, Irvine, Long Beach, Seal Beach and Corona del Mar.

16052 Beach Blvd. Suite 214, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

email:todd@toddcreager.com

phone: (714) 848-2288

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