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Robert A. Axel, PhD, CSAT Psychologist Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
Robert A. Axel, PhD, CSAT Psychologist Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

Am I Sexually Compulsive?

Quick Screening Test - Pathos

Preoccupied with sexual thoughts and fantasies?
Ashamed & hide your sexual behavior from others?
Tried treatment in the past to stop undesirable behavior?
Hurt others emotionally due to your hidden sexual life?
Out of control of sexual desire?
Sad and despairing after a sexual escapade?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any one of the above questions, you might have a problem with sexual addiction and further assessment is recommended.


Sexual Addiction

Sexual addiction is defined as sexually compulsive behavior that interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on family, friends, loved ones, and one's work environment. Sex is the priority for the addict who will sacrifice what they cherish most in order to preserve and continue their unhealthy behavior.

Sex Addiction Treatment

Whether we call it Sex Addiction (SA), Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB), or bad behavior, the modes of treatment can be similar if the person is willing to do the work. The person may decide on their own that they must change or their partner discovers them and has given an ultimatum.

No matter the prompt to recover, the treatment is designed to reach those who want to alter their patterns of intimacy avoidance that is manifested in sexual compulsivity.


Sexual Anorexia

Sexual anorexia is the obsession with the avoidance of sex at all costs and it reflects a desire to cope with life’s stressors and protect the self from being hurt. A form of sexual addiction, periods of binging and purging are also aspects of this self-defeating constellation of behaviors.

Sex Addicts Partner

Partners of sex addicts suffer severe and traumatic blows to self-esteem, body image, sexuality, and well-being when confronted with the secrets, lies, and betrayals of their partner. They may benefit from treatment to heal from the trauma and engage in their own unique recovery process

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