Is Sex Addiction A Real Disorder?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Can sex addiction really be placed into the same category as drug and alcohol addiction? Laci Green explains this conundrum facing psychologists.

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“New Brain Study Questions Existence of ‘Sexual Addiction'”

Sexual desire, not hypersexuality, is related to neurophysiological responses elicited by sexual images

“Modulation of sexual desires is, in some cases, necessary to avoid inappropriate or illegal sexual behavior (downregulation of sexual desire) or to engage with a romantic partner (upregulation of sexual desire).”

Scans Of Sex Addicts’ Brains Call Diagnosis Into Question

“In a new study, “hypersexual” brains don’t respond to sexual images the same way that drug addicts’ brains respond to images of drugs.”

Too Much or Too Little: DSM-V’s Gray Area on Sex Addiction

“This week, with the release of the DSM-V, the latest edition of the psychiatric bible that defines and diagnoses mental-health disorders, experts thought we’d finally get some answers about who’s just on the extreme end of the horny spectrum and who’s got an actual clinical problem.”

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36 comments

Ivin3690 July 30, 2013 - 3:34 PM

Addiction implies withdrawals. I've never heard of people having withdrawals because of sex deprivation.

SpongeJuanito July 30, 2013 - 6:08 PM

What about being addicted to the orgasm and not the images themselves

Hungry Blocko July 31, 2013 - 10:48 PM

I but mah gold star on mah forehead!!!

Kevin Luna August 4, 2013 - 12:15 AM

What's wrong with thick girls? lol

Niaaal August 4, 2013 - 2:18 AM

I FEEL YOU!!!!

Alex Gadd August 4, 2013 - 10:06 PM

looks like they were studying porn addiction rather than sex addiction

Lucy Dawson August 5, 2013 - 6:56 PM

://seenive.com/v/970517131781607424

Alice Boswell August 8, 2013 - 7:14 AM

Are they making any distinction between people who maybe addicted to the chemical release, and those who have obsessive sexual thoughts and compulsively have sex/watch porn/masterbate?

Tony James Gilpin August 13, 2013 - 2:20 PM

I watched this video 15 times… I'VE GOT TO FEED THE ADDICTION!! DX<

Gemeral dis August 13, 2013 - 5:27 PM

Is earth satellite map sex addiction a real addiction?

Gemeral dis August 13, 2013 - 5:28 PM

Where's the satellite down blouse's and , i know it can't logically exist yet, but, wheres the upskirts videos from space stations, maybe infra red first?

Gemeral dis August 13, 2013 - 5:30 PM

Are planets hot little sex objects? or the trappers of all human-animal-objects being.?

Ivin3690 August 14, 2013 - 5:29 AM

the fuck? what ru talkin about

Alex Rodriguez August 14, 2013 - 9:01 PM

lacy green looked a lot better in the first sex research video

Ian Kotowich August 15, 2013 - 10:59 AM

an introvert's dream

Natsu Dragneel August 31, 2013 - 6:48 AM

Is there something about OCD or having evil thoughts?

dharkbizkit September 29, 2013 - 7:25 AM

interesting how asexuality is seen as "normal, yeah it happens dont worry about it" while sex addidction, wich is the exact opposite is a disorder.. yeah sure

Walter Moore October 1, 2013 - 8:55 PM

ahhhh :-) Laci :-) How'd I know you were going to be doing the Sex addiction one ^.^ The one woman on the internet I'd have a sex addiction with ;-) if ya feel me there ;-) ;-)

Walter Moore October 1, 2013 - 8:58 PM

If not sex addiction, and just a really HIGH libido, can you over exaggerate the libido and literally hump everything in sight like in the song Love Potion #9?

Ronald Spro Lamarque December 10, 2013 - 9:16 PM

+nolanhewitt EVEN ANIMAL CROSSING?? xD

Naomi Nekomimi December 11, 2013 - 7:08 AM

This is important. I'm female and I'm not addicted to sex. I do, however, have an extremely high libido. The difference is that I don't do things with my boyfriend all the time because I have to, for my mental health. I do things with my BF because I like to. I just like to more than most people do.

readyrepairs December 13, 2013 - 7:21 AM

I feel you. I feel you. I mean I want to at least.

Evan Miller December 25, 2013 - 10:59 AM

I saw a documentary about this and it said that the people that were sex addicts their pleasure center was overdrive

TheRichie213 January 7, 2014 - 2:15 PM

Pussy is the most addicting thing in the whole world!!!!!!

Shawn Bean January 18, 2014 - 10:28 AM

Shouldn't addiction be defined in terms of its effects on the addicted person's life instead of in terms of neural firing?  The brain scans can show if there is a neurological basis for a particular addiction, but they won't rule out other possible bases for addictive behavior such as upbringing (e.g. there are more smokers who had parents who smoked than there are smokers whose parents didn't smoke), compulsive behavior, etc.  And, it may be possible to have an addiction to some activity as opposed to some substance, such as sex, or video games, or telephone conversations, wherein the addicted person indulges to excess in the activity such that said overindulgence interferes with that person's ability to live a happy, self-supporting, functional life.  As these activities have no chemical basis, it wouldn't be surprising to learn that they do not have much impact on ones neuro-chemistry.  But the end effect for the addicted person is still one of overindulgence to the detriment of the rest of his or her daily life.

Mani gill February 26, 2014 - 10:48 AM

Sex addiction research can't be done primiraly based on looking at a picture. Before that research even takes place, they should find someone that has a very high level of sex addiction. This means not finding a subjects with a non-clinical sex addiction. This research is to grey, hopefully there will better outcome in the future.

kartanfoxclaw March 15, 2014 - 9:57 AM

I'd feel her with my raging on! ;) LOLZ

karlspel June 3, 2014 - 8:08 PM

Teacher : why where you sick again?,
Me : im addicted :C 
Teacher : Addicted to what?
Me : porn, and thats why im skipping school today!!

سهراب ستاری April 14, 2015 - 7:10 AM

I love it

one lonely Dude December 1, 2015 - 11:29 PM

what if your a sex addict who is a virgin …kinda like an alcoholic who lives in a country were there is no alcohol

Poisonzz TV February 26, 2016 - 11:11 AM

if u notice shes getting fatter and uglier by each video LMAO

Mitchthe1soul April 3, 2016 - 5:40 PM

I'd say sex addiction is a very real disorder. Just recently, I saw this woman on a train I was on apparently going from car to car, asking every guy on the train to have sex with her. What was really freaky was she came at me twice and I'm not even that attractive or see myself that and even if I did, I'm not that into sex if I'm to be honest. Not saying I don't like/want it, but I'm not gonna die without it. Plus, I only want to have sex with a person I'm in a relationship with and only with that person. That being said, I told her I wasn't interested and finally she backed off. She really must've been desperate for sex to ask every guy there. So this is very real as a drug/alcohol addiction. It's just something most people don't want to admit or they make excuses for it. People ultimately choose what they want in their personal lives or whatever. You do you, I do me.

johnnyscifi October 9, 2016 - 2:22 PM

I dont feel you, but i feel me, if u know what i mean Laxi…A/S/L?…;)

Ben A. E June 29, 2020 - 3:04 AM

She looks like she's constantly on the verge of crying from happiness. That's how fake she is. Very distracting.
I had to watch this for a course BTW!

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