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My Friend is a Sex Addict - March 10th 2011, 03:30 AM

My best friend is an admitted sex addict, but he doesn't want to change (or at least he says he doesn't, but i think deep down he really does.) He is gay and has sex with almost complete strangers all the time. I am really starting to worry about him. I know that eventually he will get some sort of std. What can i do to help him or get him help?
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Re: My Friend is a Sex Addict - March 10th 2011, 10:06 AM

I've moved this thread to Addictive Behaviours, since I think the question refers more to the sex addiction than the sexuality of the person in question. Feel free to PM me if you disagree.

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Re: My Friend is a Sex Addict - March 10th 2011, 12:08 PM

Well does he know of and appreciate the substantial risk involved here?

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Re: My Friend is a Sex Addict - March 12th 2011, 09:08 PM

I dont think their really is such a thing as sex addiction. I think its just something Tiger Woods made up as an excuse. Im gay too, I have sex a lot, not with complete strangers though. Thats a little worrying, but other than that, normal.
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Re: My Friend is a Sex Addict - March 12th 2011, 09:22 PM

Sounds more like your friend is having promiscuous feelings, you may find it helpful to research this.
Alot of the time there is a cause for promiscuity, has something happened to your friend in the past?
Therapy is really good for this, and maybe suggesting this to your friend rather than addiction may help the situation and help him to open up?
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Re: My Friend is a Sex Addict - March 12th 2011, 09:36 PM

Well, there's a difference between being a sex addict and a SAFE sex addict. If he's using protection and being with a certain number of partners I don't see a problem. Tell him how you feel and what I just said. You just want him to be safe.

Just because someone has a lot of sex, It's not a bad thing. Some sexual appetites are stronger than others and It's hard dealing with that appetite when the only solution is... Sex.

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