“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.”
Hypersexuality is NOT
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.
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