Is sex addiction a real disease?
Kay, do you have something to tell us?
Only if you get caught and can't come up with a better explanation
Lack of self control and esteem.
The CDC dosnt recognize it. Sorry David l
Well no. I'm not one who believes addiction is a disease though.
Disorder, sure. Disease? No.
Nope. Just another attempt to make everyone a victim.
Dang it I had a cold I didn't know we had a choice.. I'm picking that next time
Calling any addiction a disease is weird to me...
Your body produces a chemical high at orgasm, and it's possible to form an addiction to that chemical release so yes.
Yea, well, eating chocolate does the same thing. I don't see anyone claiming their love of Hershey's is a disease, but I'll bet some have tried.
Yes, as much as any other addiction is. Now, I hate seeing it used as an excuse to be a cheating asshole, cheapens it for those actually struggling.
No, but the psychological reasons behind "needing" it may be..
By definition, it cannot be a disease. Wanting to have an abundance of sex indicates normal functioning.
No, it is pretty similar to pedophilia, only not necessarily with children. Just a weak minded and weak willed person, who chooses gratification over control.
I was going to say no, because of the frequency the guys think about sex, but I guess if it's debilitating, and the person can't function (thinking that guy from sons of anarchy) I can see desease
They put pretty much everything that you can even imagine might be a mental disease or an addiction in the DBM, and the sex addiction is not in the DBM5 according to WebMD.
Doesn't mean it's not a disease. It shows similar features to OCD; the anxiety disorder, not the personality disorder.
That's what I got out of it too. Similar features, but not an addiction. My bet is that just about everything we enjoy doing enough to want to do it again has something in common with OCD.
From what I understand of it, they have powerful compulsions to have sex. If not fulfilled, the anxiety only gets stronger, until achieved. This would be very similar to OCD, if not an extension of the disorder. Correct me if any part it isn't right.
That sounds pretty normal to me, as long as the cycle is every few days and not every few hours.
I think we might be on to something. We oughta start researching this possible disorder more.
Disease my ass.
No it is a choice.
That is preposterous. Of course not.
I thought it was natural
It's a real addiction but I wouldn't call it a disease.
I believe it is categorized as such, but it certainly cannot be the worst disease. I wonder how you get diagnosed?
If your sex urges are so strong that it's ruining all other aspects of your life (job, relationships, etc) it's a good chance you have the addiction.
I didn't know there were such cases.
That's like asking "is breathing addiction a real disease", or "is walking addiction a real disease". It's a natural function. There is no rule on how much is too much. There may be some similarities with addictive behaviors, but no, not even.
What about food addiction?
Yeah. No. We're all addicted to food. If we don't get it, we literally die. There are eating disorders involving too much or too little, but I don't see it as an addiction, just similar in some aspects.
I don't think that addictions are diseases.
I believe addiction can happen with anything, so yeah.
Is it in the DSM?
I don't take the DSM as absolute authority. Defining something as a disease doesn't make it one. Remember, the WHO for example had homosexuality listed as an illness until the 70s.
So that is weird. I was about to ask the same question...
Yes I was. It came up in a conversation with a friend today
That is too funny. I am watching Thank You For Sharing and I was just wondering what people thought