Sex is a great thing for your mind and body and it is known to be one of the best forms of exercise. A healthy sex life is known to boost the immune system, improve heart health, reduce stress, ensure good sleep, add radiance to your skin, and reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
However, just like everything else, overindulgence can have its consequences. Sex addiction is not technically classified as a mental disorder, but it is widely studied in psychology. To know if you are leading a healthy sex life or teetering towards sex addiction, watch out for these signs described below.
You are always thinking about sex – It’s normal to think about sex, but if it’s always there in your mind and you are finding it difficult to focus on other important things in your life, it can indicate to sex addiction. If you are fantasizing most of the times or planning your moves for your next prey, it could be signs of trouble.
You manipulate others for sex – When sex becomes your top priority in life, you don’t hesitate to employ any means to have the object of your desire. You are ready to manipulate people emotionally, financially or socially so that they can be made to do exactly as you had planned. When you reach this state of mind, people just become objects or toys for you to play with. You stop caring what happens to people after you are done with them.
You have much to hide – People addicted to sex often have multiple partners. And these relations are mostly at the physical level and devoid of any emotional intimacy. When you are in such situations, you are forced to keep secrets and tell lies quite often. You find it fascinating to live a double life and take pleasure from fooling people.
Living on the edge – When an individual becomes exclusively focused on sex, other aspects of their life start to crumble. For example, your work and finances may be adversely impacted, as you doggedly pursue your lust. Your relationships with your colleagues, friends and family members may also be impacted.
You never feel satisfied – Even when you have multiple romps in a day, you still feel there is something lacking. This is often due to the fact that you are focused exclusively on physical intimacy. You need to know that emotional intimacy is an important ingredient for deriving optimal satisfaction from love making.
If you are experiencing the above symptoms, you may have to begin the process of change. We all love sex, but addiction to anything needs to be avoided. You can talk to your partner or visit a psychotherapist. Also, try focusing on your other passions in life, which will help you get over your addiction to sex.