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Question Sex Addiction! - March 27th 2010, 12:41 AM

ok i have this sex addiction and right now im denying it so im like in a down side of a bipolar cycle i tend to have that affects this. i am bipolar and having this sex addiction really impacts my decion making skills. what should i do?


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Re: Sex Addiction! - March 27th 2010, 12:43 AM

Consider going to counseling? I'd say that could be helpful.



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Re: Sex Addiction! - March 28th 2010, 01:56 AM

yea im sure a professional would be alot better at giving you advice for your situation than we can. the only thing i can think of is just stay away from drugs and alcohol as these can impair your judgment even more and lead to mistakes. im sorry i couldnt be more helpful


   
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Re: Sex Addiction! - March 28th 2010, 02:58 PM

have you been actually diagnosed with a sex addiction?? I'm not an expert on bipolar but I've pretty sure one of the symptoms is promiscuity and a heightened sex drive, especially if you're gongi through an up period. I agree with talking to a counsellor though, it might help.


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Re: Sex Addiction! - March 30th 2010, 05:40 AM

You should definitely go to counseling before this gets worse. Sex addictions can be hard to overcome and counseling can do miracles. You can overcome this! I know you can :3 :3
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Re: Sex Addiction! - March 30th 2010, 05:46 AM

I agree with the others! Going to counseling really might help you overcome your addiction. But I'm wondering the same as bitesize, have you actually been diagnosed as having a sex addiction by a professional? My best advice is to see a therapist, and to hang in there! Best of luck


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Re: Sex Addiction! - March 31st 2010, 04:11 PM

Once again, counseling would be beneficial but there is also the option of a group meeting. Much like AA or NA, sex addiction also has a group and they're often in most major cities. SAA's website is : http://saa-recovery.org/ and you can easily look up a meeting from there.


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Re: Sex Addiction! - April 1st 2010, 12:19 AM

Unlike everyone else I’m a realist, and in ones normal everyday life you can’t just go see a councilor because you’ve got a natural teen sex-drive, rest assured that this is just a faze you’re going through which is NOT a sex addiction. A sex addiction is when you can’t go one day without having some sort of sexual interaction. Sex addicts often pay for sex regardless if they are female.

This is something you must learn to control and overcome. There is nothing wrong with having a sex partner that you share desires with, again that’s natural. Once you age some more and get into you 20’s you’ll find that your sex-Drive will still be strong but you’ll be able to make more clear decisions.

Everyone above that recommended you to a councilor isn’t knowledgeable enough to know that this isn’t something a councilor will read into and actually give you life changing results. They will feed you some empty words and send you home with the same sexual desires you had in the first place, So did they fix the problem or just put a bandied on it?

Be careful when taking advise on this site because often times people will mislead you into thinking there’s something overly wrong with you when your just another teenageer with the same feelings as the next one. Everybody deals with their emotions differently. This is most certainly something you can overcome. Just remember to be safe and always use protection while having sex otherwise you may need to see a doctor.
   
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Re: Sex Addiction! - April 1st 2010, 02:18 AM

Ryan does have a valid point with it POSSIBLY being an issue with hormones, however, if you are concerned all the other advice still remains valid as there is apparently a bipolar aspect to it (as you've stated) so if you are concerned, seeking help from a counselor CAN be beneficial.


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Re: Sex Addiction! - April 5th 2010, 01:54 AM

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Ryan does have a valid point with it POSSIBLY being an issue with hormones, however, if you are concerned all the other advice still remains valid as there is apparently a bipolar aspect to it (as you've stated) so if you are concerned, seeking help from a counselor CAN be beneficial.
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