Hypersexuality is NOT Funny (Friday)

“Why can’t the person control his or her sexual behavior?

It’s important for you to know that your partner is not volitionally involved in these behaviors so you can begin to understand and, perhaps, forgive. Most addicts would stop if they could.

It’s been said that of all the addictions, sex is the most difficult to manage. This syndrome is a complex mixture of biological, psychological, cultural, and family-of-origin issues, the combination of which creates impulses and urges that are virtually impossible to resist. Despite the fact that acting them out produces considerable long-term negative consequences, the addict simply cannot resist his impulses. Individuals who are highly disciplined, accomplished and able to direct the force of their will in other areas of life fall prey to sexual compulsion. More importantly, people who love and cherish their partners can still be enslaved by these irresistible urges.”

Dialogue from the Depths

Hypersexuality is NOT Fanny Funny

This ‘hypersexuality’ theme for Funny Friday, was inspired by my blogosphere friend’s recent posting about her struggles with hypersexuality. which I referenced yesterday.

Introductory DISCLAIMER:  I am not trying to dismiss the seriousness of hypersexuality (sex addiction), which can occur with a number of conditions, including bipolar disorder.  Also, I am not an expert on the problem. If you think you or your partner might be affected, I would recommend you see your doctor, because help is available.

This is one of my few ‘oh fuck I’m hypomanic’ moments for me. My sex life is really great, and when I come away going ‘shit I’m unsatisfied’ I know I need to call my pdoc (emphasis added by me)

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4 thoughts on “Hypersexuality is NOT Funny (Friday)

  1. This was one of the more difficult aspects of what could potentially happen to my wife during a bi-polar manic episode. Worth having some serious conversations about it.

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