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.
They spend hours on the computer looking at porn.“They can say to themselves, 'I'm not hurting anybody. The majority of sex addicts do not seek out their spouses to feed their addiction, but rather disconnect emotionally from the people they love, Levy said.“This behavior really isn't about sex. When online porn isn't enough, the addicts turn to more dangerous activities.“They'll go into (online) chat; they'll go into phone sex, start engaging other people. Levy says it's not always clear why someone becomes a sex addict.
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