What Is Sexual Addiction?
Sexual Addiction is the umbrella term used to describe the different number of compulsive sexual behaviours including but not limited to multiple sexual partners, pornography addiction, paying for sex, voyeurism as well as online infidelity, online sex and porn addiction. These behaviours when left unchecked may have negative and destructive outcomes in one’s life.
According to The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) “Sexual Addiction is a persistent and escalating pattern or patterns of sexual behaviors acted out despite increasingly negative consequences to self or others”.
In recent years media exposure of Sex Addiction and self-confessed celebrity Sex Addicts (Tiger Woods, David Duchovny, Russell Brand, Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas…to name a few) has raised awareness of what has historically been a taboo subject.
Hollywood continues to highlight the growing problem of sex addiction with the release of films such as Shame, Don Jon, Her, Nymphomaniac and Thanks for Sharing. These films help to dispel the myth that sex addiction is simply about having too much sex. Rather sex addiction is a progressive condition that focuses on a person’s need to find the ultimate sexual high.
One of the fundamental problems with diagnosing and treating sexual addiction is that there is no visible scarring like other addictions (Drugs, Alcohol, Food, Gambling) and as a result it can go underground for many years which forces the sexual addict to live a double life.
The Hudson Centre offers a unique and pioneering one week intensive programme that is a highly effective and targeted therapy workshop. The 7 day outpatient programme focuses on sexual addiction, sexual compulsivity and Internet-related sexual problems and delivers one week of intensive therapy that is equivalent to 45 hours of therapy.
“I strongly believe that the group environment provides a space for individuals to intimately discuss and share experiences in a confidential setting. This is where recovery is very likely to be initiated”, Robert Hudson
At The Hudson Centre we specialise in treating sexual addiction with a particular emphasis on rebuilding healthy relationships with oneself and others…after Sex Addiction.