It is common for a person to have multiple paraphilic disorders.
The DSM-5 includes 8 major types of paraphilic disorders, including: There are other definitions of sex addiction based on high levels of sexual activity, including hypersexual disorder (a high-volume sexual disorder).
Many people casually use porn with no negative repercussions.
The addicted person continues to engage in the behaviors even in light of consequences that may include: An important step to take initially in working with sexual addiction is a careful screening, which ensures that the sexualized behaviors are not caused by other disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, or from taking certain types of drugs.
However, there is no official clinical diagnosis of sex addiction, making consistent identification and treatment of this issue a little murky.
Part of the challenge in defining sexual addiction is that the religious and cultural norms of our society are disregarded by many as overly restrictive.
Many who are preoccupied with porn prefer porn to actual partners when it comes to sexual activity.
And some findings correlate porn viewing with violent attitudes toward women.
Many people with sex addictions also have co-morbid psychiatric issues, such as depression and anxiety that should be treated as well.