What is sex addiction?
Sex addiction is a progressive intimacy disorder characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and acts. Over time the addict has to intensify the addictive behavior to achieve the same results. For some addicts, behavior does not progress beyond compulsive masturbation or the extensive use of pornography or phone or computer sex services. For others, addiction can involve illegal activities such as exhibitionism, voyeurism, obscene phone calls, child molestation or rape.