How You Know if He’s a Sex Addict?

Dudley S. Danoff, MD, FACS

Dudley S. Danoff, MD, FACS

Is Your Man a Sex Addict? A high sex drive is usually considered a sign of virility, but if your man can’t go a day without some kind of sexual stimulation, it may be a sign that desire has crossed into obsession. According to a 2014 review in Current Pharmaceutical Design, somewhere between 3 to 6 percent of people are “addicted” to sex. An unhealthy obsession with sex is not caused by too much sexual activity—it is usually the result of deep-rooted psychological problems, and it is best dealt with by consulting a qualified therapist.

Whether sexual compulsivity qualifies as an addiction is controversial. From a medical standpoint, it’s impossible to be addicted to sex. Why?

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