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March 18, 2021 – Carol Juergensen Sheets, a certified sexual addiction therapist,  said the proper classification for the behaviors they were accused of was “a disorder of power and control, not sex addiction.” Compulsive sexual behavior – commonly known as sex addiction – is an excessive preoccupation with sexual fantasies, urges or behaviors that is difficult to control, causes distress or negatively affects one’s health, job or relationships.  Sex addiction is a progressive disorder that typically begins in the late teens to early 20s, she said. The vast majority of people struggling with sex addiction are men, but they include women, too.

The World Health Organization classified “compulsive sexual health disorder” as a mental health disorder in its International Classification of Diseases in 2018. Treatment can range from therapy sessions to stays at rehabilitation facilities to simpler 12-step programs. Sex addiction is a progressive disorder that typically begins in the late teens to early 20s, she said. The vast majority of people struggling with sex addiction are men, but they include women, too.

The World Health Organization classified “compulsive sexual health disorder” as a mental health disorder in its International Classification of Diseases in 2018. Treatment can range from therapy sessions to stays at rehabilitation facilities to simpler 12-step programs.

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