This is so even after someone has developed long-term abstinence, so just quitting your acting out behavior doesn’t address the powerful conditioned response that anticipation of doing the behavior has within the sexual addict.Qualified sexual addiction therapy opens the door to healing by getting at this entwined brain-based pattern.
The phenomenon is called polyvictimization, and the repetitive, decades-long alleged behaviors of prominent men, including those now alleged against C.
K., are helping bring to light how depressingly common this is among women.“When there’s a specific repetitive pattern like this, it might have something in common with other fetishes or with an obsessive-compulsive component.
Sexual offenders that identify as sexual addicts may knowingly do so not to avoid punishment but to avoid judgment – to my knowledge.
Others may have different views on why they identify as sexual addicts and not sexual offenders.
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