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Sex Addiction

Sexuality is a fundamental part of living and one of several defining components of personal identity. Most people indicate that sexual pleasure augments their life. Sexual interactions provide an opportunity to share one's body and emotions with another person while supplying personal pleasure and a release for physical tensions that have built up within the individual organism. For many people the bond that emerges from jointly sharing their sexual lives affords a commitment to protect and continue their unique individual and family characteristics. It also assures the survival of the human species. Sex, like food and sleep, is considered a basic urge that most people seek and find enhancing. Yet, what happens when this basic urge spirals out of control?

Experts in the field estimate that ...

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