What Causes an Addiction to Sex?

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Sexual addiction can develop due to factors that encompass all aspects of an individual’s life. I find sex addiction is most likely to form in childhood or the teen years.  The factors that lead to sex addiction are:

Biological:

  • Genes: You may have a genetic predisposition to emotional dysregulation, impulsivity, or sensation-seeking behavior. You may also have a predisposition to other traits that are commonly associated with sexual addiction, like anxiety or depression.

Psychological:

  • Environmental influences: Early-life environmental factors, including adverse events like abuse or exposure to sexual content, can contribute to some of the underlying characteristics that drive hypersexual behavior.
  • Mental health: Anxiety, depression, personality disorders, poor impulse control, and performance anxiety might be simultaneous issues that one struggles with alongside sex addiction.

Social:

  • Childhood Abandonment: Emotional or Physical, real or the perception of Abandonment
  • Rejection in relationships and social circles can lead to other, less healthy ways to find sexual gratification.
  • Social isolation: Not only does social isolation increase one’s likelihood of seeking inappropriate ways of being sexually gratified, it also leads to a host of other problems—like depression.

Social learning: Watching others perform a behavior, or “modeling,” is one way to learn something new—especially when you “like” or “identify” with that person. So having a father, or mother, who engage in excessive se

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