Chat anonimous sex
Celebrities like Tiger Woods, David Duchovny and Jesse James are bringing sex addiction into the spotlight.All three men are married and have recently been accused of cheating on their wives and of being "sex addicts."“For them, sex is what triggers those pleasure centers and gets them into the high,” therapist Jeff Levy said.The meetings for 12 step groups originally took place (and still do) in physical buildings like churches, hospitals, schools, mission houses or any place that freely allow such meetings.
At the bath house, I had to explain to my buddy Ted that anonymous sex is the norm; most guys get freaked out if you walk up to them and ask for their name.
Sexual addiction has been recognized by the medical field since the early 1980s, but, Levy said, the Internet has played a key role in spreading the addiction. "So there's a rationalizing process."(Click here for 12 questions to assess whether you may have a problem with sexual addiction.)Levy says sex addicts often struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression, shame and conflict avoidance.
Online pornography, known as the "crack cocaine" of sex addicts, is often the outlet of choice for Levy’s clients because of the easy access and availability. It is also not unusual for clients to have underlying anxiety or mood disorders. “It's kind of like tolerance with alcoholism, that it just takes more and more after awhile to get the high, get the thrill.”Levy says he sees three common themes among the sex addicts he counsels:“And it's not just, of course, the act of sex, it's the whole preparation, the ritual, the hours planning, preoccupied with it,” Levy added.
Levy says the majority of his clients are married men who have been caught leading a secret life.“They may lose their family.
So they're scared,” he said of why they seek counseling.
Yet I felt I would implode if I didn't immediately talk to someone neutral and anonymous. I'm not sure why I didn't call a counselor during regular business hours; it wasn't as if the trouble happened only that one night, without warning. If you're a regular Sex Drive reader, you know I'm not shy (although I'll admit this is not the easiest lede I've ever written).