Once you realize that sex addiction is not causing you to lead the life you wish you were, you might start to wonder…”why did this happen to me? Why am I the one with this burden when I did nothing to bring it on?” Those are very legitimate questions. Here are a few reasons sex addiction might have found you.
Nature: Who you are genetically can have an influence on what you’re likely to become addicted to. How is it that most people get hooked on methamphetamines while a select few can try it once and never try it again? Why do some people become addicted to alcohol while others simply enjoy a drink per week? Given enough options, most human brains can get addicted to at least one thing.
Abuse: Some people can trace their sexual addiction back to sexual or physical abuse. When your ideas of what healthy sex is and what it’s for is shattered at an early age, it can be hard to recover from it.
Biochemical imbalances: One of the most common reasons for sexual addiction is a biochemical imbalance in the brain. There’s a reason sex feels good…we’re wired to seek it out and to get it when it’s available. But when you end up getting “too much of a good thing” to the detriment of the rest of your life, it’s possible that there’s an imbalance that’s causing you to crave the reward too much, much more than is normal.
If you believe, or already know, that you’re in need of treatment for sexual addiction, please give us a call. There’s nothing to be ashamed of, so please contact us so that we can help you.