Nymphomania, sexual addiction, hyper sexuality, sexual distortion, and sexual obsession are all words that fundamentally have the same addiction - the addiction to sex. Sex is certainly an extremely broad term, and in result to this, defining exactly what sexual addiction is can be extremely intricate. Someone can be infatuated with ejaculation or watching pornography on the internet, yet have no type of association with sexual intercourse, and still be labeled as a sex addict. Historically, sex has been a tremendously litigious and forbidden subject being that it has become a relatively new field of study for psychologist. Lately, though, sex addiction is receiving new attention, particularly with the widespread use of the Internet as an easy way of expressing sexual feelings. Sex addiction is all too real to the people who actually experience it, and it is a severe problem for anyone inflicted with it, regardless the age, gender, ethnicity, or social status because (1) it inflicts with your personal daily life causing you to be distracted from your every day routine or schedule such as work, school, family and friends, (2) it causes a mental distress, that leads the individual to wanting more and more because they feel discontented in the stage of sexual addiction that they are in; almost like having an addiction to alcoholism or drugs, the individual gradually seeks to find a higher position, and (3) because it can create an aspect of mental and physical problems, allowing the individual to seek for sex regardless the consequences that it may come with.
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