Sex addicts may be male or female young or old, appearing normal and respectable or eccentric. They may be involved in all kinds of sexual activity from domination to sex in the open air; from voyeurism to fantasy; from pornography to self-exposure. Some behaviours, for example those involving young children are illegal, though many are not.

Clearly as with all addictions we must distinguish between those who enjoy sex regularly within a relationship with no hang-ups, and those who cannot go without sex and spend much of their waking life thinking about it or activities associated with it.

There are warning signs for instance where sex is used to escape from reality; where sex is ritualized or rehearsed rather than loving and spontaneous; and where sex holds a compulsion or preoccupation which puts aside everything else.

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