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May 2008

Who is at risk of sexual addiction?

by Staff, on addiction, dopamin, sex, sexual addiction, sexual experience

Sexual addiction, according to the medical community does not exist. It does not exist in a sense that it has no clear definition and that medical practitioners are not in complete agreement with one another on its symptoms and diagnostic criteria.

Common sense dictates that a person cannot be addicted to something if they have not tried or experienced it so i guess it is safe to say that, anyone and everyone who has tried or had an enjoyable sexual experience can be addicted to it.

The addiction is not in the act itself but on the chemicals, such as dopamine, that is released in our brain during the act. Staff