Is sex addiction real or an excuse?

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 11:50:57 AM. HOLLYWOOD’S latest scandals have rocked the world and put sex addiction back into the limelight.
Kevin Spacey HOLLYWOOD’S latest scandals have rocked the world and put sex addiction back into the limelight. Celebrities like Tiger Woods and David Duchovny have famously sought treatment for sex addictions. And now, after the recent revelations concerning Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey — both stars have checked themselves into rehab. So is sex addiction real? Or, is it just an excuse for bad behaviour? This week, three non-profit organisations came out against the notion that sex or pornography can be “addicting”. Kevin Spacey has also checked himself in to rehab. Source: AFP. Source: AFP “Regarding such behaviour, use of the term “addiction” is not valid and may be misleading and sometimes harmful to clients,” the Center for Positive Sexuality (CPS), the Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance (TASHRA), and the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) wrote in the statement. “We recognise that many people may struggle with sexual issues, including issues that occur within their committed relationships, which are valid reasons for seeking professional help. “We also believe that helping professionals should, as appropriate, seek to support client-initiated behavioural change in healthful ways that are consistent with clients’ moral beliefs and worldviews. Experts are divided over whether sex addiction is real. Source: AP. Source: AP “Existing multidisciplinary scholarship does not warrant the application of an addiction model to frequent sexual behaviour...Read more
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