AfterParty Answers: Is Sex Addiction Real?
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AfterParty Answers: Is Sex Addiction Real?


sexting coworkersOver here at AfterParty, we receive an onslaught of questions from people about addiction and recovery. And well, our new video series AfterParty Answers gives us an opportunity to address them. In this episode, Anna David and Danielle Stewart examine past AfterParty stories to answer a reader’s question about whether or not sex addiction is real.

Well, Danielle finds this question terribly amusing, perhaps because she’s written about the ugly side of this supposedly sexy disorder. But this isn’t really a laughing matter—many people are quick to shrug off sex addiction as a non-issue but, the ladies argue here, some of those folks may be doth protesting too much. In order to help out those who may be wondering if they fall into the sex addict camp, Anna and Danielle call out some of the signs of potential sex addiction that Susanna Brisk mentioned in her story, 10 Signs You Might Be a Sex Addict, and they also summarize Ethlie Ann Vare’s video from AfterParty’s Ask the Experts section where she told viewers some of the telltale signs.

There are, of course, many nuances to this query. So if you want our complete answer, check out this vid. While the girls aren’t in any way medical professions (emphasis on “aren’t in any way medical professionals”), they are sober folks who have not only grappled with some of the issues being asked about but have also written scads of articles for this very site on them. Tune in every Wednesday to see what you, our faithful readers, want to know.

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