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Sex addiction has its skeptics because it's hard to define
And, like other addictions, this one can be quite awkward to talk about. But how much really is too much when it comes to masturbation? I think women are less likely to seek help or talk about it. Here, Peter explains there are 11 common signs that your masturbation habit is an addiction. Getting caught by your partner, at work, or in a public place could have really serious consequences, and even lead to a criminal record. It might even indicate that you have attachment issues, says Peter. People with an addiction will often spend hours upon hours on the Internet searching for the fuel to feed their unsatisfied fire, he adds. Masturbating and pleasure should come hand in hand. If negative emotions become associated with masturbation, you could end up feeling strange and different, causing you to isolate yourself from others. Some addicts use masturbation as a way to block out stress or manage their feelings.
Women are nearly just as likely to be sex addicts as men
Telling her own story of porn addiction and struggle with lust, Jessica seeks to help other women find hope, healing, and grace. She resides just outside of Washington DC where she works as a teacher and serves on the Biblical counseling team in her church. For quite a while now, masturbation has been a gray area of Christian sexuality. We already have enough battles to fight, no need to add another to the list. That being said, fighting this battle is not easy. It would be far easier to believe that this is an OK thing to do and that you will be able to recover from this later.
At her worst point Oghosa Ovienrioba, 22, would lock herself in a room and watch adult movies endlessly. MORE: Five fashion vloggers to watch. Now a successful law graduate and vlogger, she has spoken out about the addiction that almost ruined her life. I hope I can help others out there — talking about your problem is the first step. But gradually over time, that shock becomes excitement and I would use any porn that I could get my hands on. But when she started university and found herself single again, the downward spiral of her addiction recommenced. I guess it was a trigger and I just went downhill from there. It was all I could think about. Everything made me want more. I felt lonely and ashamed of myself.