Sexual Addictions and Compulsions

Dallas Counseling for Sexual Addictions and Compulsions
 
Sexual behaviors come in many forms.  When considering whether your behaviors are out of control, you should know that there is no single type of behavior or level of behavior that automatically classifies an  individual as a sexual addict or sexually compulsive. Three basic things to consider when you define sexual addiction or compulsivity are:
  1. Do I have a sense that I have lost control over whether or not I engage in my specific sexual behaviors?
  2. Am I experiencing significant consequences because of my specific out-of-control sexual behavior?
  3. Do I feel like I am constantly focused or thinking about specific sexual behaviors, even when I try not to?
Sex Addiction Self-Assessment.  This is a quick self-assessment for sex addiction. If you answer yes to one or two these questions we encourage you to make an appointment and talk about it with a professional counselor.
1.    Have you experienced difficulty resisting impulses to engage in sexual behaviors?
2.    Have you tried to stop, control, or reduce these behaviors?
3.    Have you thought of killing yourself because of your sexual behaviors?
4.    Have you experienced legal consequences due to your sexual behaviors?
5.    Do you spend large amounts of time trying to get sex or recover from being sexual?
6.    Do you ever feel anxious or irritable if you are unable to engage in sexual behaviors?
7.    Do you worry that others will find out about your sexual activities?
8.    Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?
9.    Do you feel that your sexual behavior is not normal?
10.    Are you experiencing family problems as a result of your behaviors?
 
The Insight therapists who specialize in working with Sex Addiction and Sexual Compulsivity are Mary Sanger, Shawn Chrisman and Murphy Foster. Call Insights Therapy today at 214.706.0508, click here to email us, or click here to schedule an appointment. Insights offers flexible scheduling with daytime, evening and weekend appointments.