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Women and sex addiction

I have found that many sex addiction clients I have had have been women, and I don’t feel that this is discussed enough within the literature on offer. Let’s start talking about SEX ADDICTION AND WOMEN!

Sex addiction is a crippling addiction…do not get excited about the word SEX. SEX is a mask and when taken off, there is someone who is suffering.

Women sex addicts tend to use sex for power, control, and attention. They score high on measures of fantasy sex, seductive role sex, trading sex, and pain exchange. Unlike men, female sex addicts do not seem to be following an intensified trend already existing in the general culture. In fact, by acting out sexually, these women seem to be reacting against culturally prescribed norms.

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