Sexual addiction is a term that is often used to describe out-of-control sexual behaviour, and it can have a devastating effect on the individual and their couple relationship.
It often involves compulsive masturbation, protracted promiscuity and pornography dependence.
Up until a generation ago, people who described themselves as 'sex addicts' often had emotional difficulties that went back to childhood. With the proliferation of internet pornography, this is no longer the case and many people seem to get sucked in primarily because of availability.
Sex therapy can offer a safe space to talk about a subject that is often accompanied by feelings of shame,anxiety and worry. It can also offer a practical way forward to manage these out-of-control behavours.