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What is Sex Addiction?

Like food and gambling, sexual addiction is identified as a process addiction because there is no direct ingestion of a chemical. We are finding, though, that process addictions do have profound chemical effects on our brains and are generally more difficult to eliminate from our lives. In fact, some believe that it is impossible to remove the cravings that a sex addict has developed. Sex Addiction is especially relentless, because the sexual struggler is exposed to countless "triggers" every day. The result is that Sex Addicts are repeatedly enticed by sexual temptation, and that reality must be dealt with in Recovery.