Understanding Pedophilic Disorder

Pedophilic disorder is a mental health condition that centers on sexual thoughts or behaviors involving a child well below the age of legal consent. The American Psychiatric Association (APA), which publishes the primary diagnostic guidebook used by … [Continue reading]

Hybrid Addictions Introduce New Challenges for Treatment Centers

Why does one person develop an addiction to something while others can easily leave it alone? Is it addictive behavior or is it something in the brain that causes one person to gravitate toward the substance or behavior? … [Continue reading]

DSM 5: Understanding Exhibitionistic Disorder

Exhibitionistic disorder is a mental health condition that centers on a need to expose one’s genitals to other people (typically strangers caught off guard) in order to gain sexual satisfaction. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) classifies … [Continue reading]

DSM5: Understanding Fetishistic Disorder

Fetishistic disorder is a mental health condition that centers on the employment of inanimate objects as a source of sexual satisfaction or the fulfillment of sexual fantasies or urges. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which … [Continue reading]

Porn Addiction – Not Just a Man’s World

It has famously been written that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. The way we communicate and how we think is completely different. These gender differences also translate into our sexuality. … [Continue reading]

Differences Between Sex Addiction and People Who Engage in Frequent Sex

Sex addiction, like compulsive gambling or dependence on substances, is real - and researchers are looking more closely than ever at who may be living with the complex disorder. They are seeking to understand how they compare to people who may engage … [Continue reading]

Sexual Addiction May Fuel Codependent Relationships

Codependency and sexual addiction: it can occur in several destructive ways. One person in a relationship is codependent on the other, and chooses to ignore their sexual addiction. Another person with sexual addiction is codependent on others for a … [Continue reading]

Sex Addiction and Enjoying Sex: Not the Same

The bare bones about sex addiction are straightforward. Sex addiction includes repeated actions that are connected to sex – including obsessive thoughts, obsessive use of pornography, and compulsive use of paid services or obsessive … [Continue reading]

Children’s Exposure to Sex in Movies Linked to Risky Sexual Behavior

Movies have ratings for a reason. Some suggest there be parental guidance (PG) for young viewers while others restrict (R) those younger than 18 years of age. Violence, language, and sex are usually the reasons for movie ratings. Researchers at … [Continue reading]

Sexting Increasingly Popular Among Young Adults

It's amazing how much technology plays a role in human behavior. When it comes to relationships, the Internet and smart phones are now heavily involved in the day to day activities of you adults, including dating. … [Continue reading]

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