followers 80 popularity
60
following 6
Groups
man1health is not in any groups

Interests

For additional information on most common penis health issues, tips on improving penis sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy penis, visit: http://www.penishealth101.com. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.
John Dugan | man1health

Compulsive Sex – Recognizing the Signs of a Sexual Addiction

May 7th 2014 at 6:25 PM

Sexual pleasure is a great gift; but compulsive sex can be more of a curse. Lots of men might think that a compulsion involving sex just means a guy gets more action and only pays for it with a sore penis or not enough sleep; but the truth is that this is an addictive behavior and has consequences, in terms of both penis health and a man's overall well-being. One of the biggest issues is that a man whose sexuality has a compulsive component engages in many lies to cover up his inability to control his behavior.

What is compulsive sex?

The Mayo Clinic says this about compulsive sexual behavior:

Sometimes called hypersexuality, hypersexual disorder, nymphomania or sexual addiction, (it) is an obsession with sexual thoughts, feelings or behaviors that affects your health, job, relationships or other parts of your life.

A person with this kind of addictive behavior has difficulty controlling his sexual urges. Often, these urges are "self-contained" and do not physically affect other people. At other times, they may involve others in a relatively benign physical manner; but in extreme cases, a sexual compulsion can lead to forced sexual encounters with an unwilling partner.

Lies a guy with a sex addiction may tell himself

One of the hallmarks of a compulsive behavior is the need to lie. Sometimes the individual lies to others; sometimes he lies to himself. Some of the common untruths that he may offer include:

1. "I'm not hurting anyone." This is a very common lie, and in some cases it may seem on the surface to be true. Often, a sexual addict does not engage in behaviors that cause physical harm to another person – or even, aside from a sore penis, to himself. (Clearly, this does not apply to those whose compulsion drives them to force themselves upon unwilling partners.)

However, addictive behaviors can cause harm that goes beyond the physical. Because the compulsion is usually acted upon in secret, it causes a man to hide things from other people, even those to whom he is closest. This can cause strains in relationships; trust issues can easily develop. In addition, the fact that he must hide his behavior frequently creates self-esteem and/or anger issues.

2. "I'm able to control it; I just don't want to." The fact is that a sexual compulsive has, at best, limited control over his sexual actions. He may be able to refrain from pulling out his member and masturbating in public, but he is not able to maintain the kind of control that is viewed as typical and healthy.

3. "This is just a phase." For a compulsive, this is not true. There may be periods of time when he is relatively in control, but the frequent repetition of these "phases," and the intensity and urgency associated with them, demonstrate an actual compulsion.

4. "I feel fine." Most compulsives feel shame, anger, guilt and a range of other emotions, but not "fine;" depression is a common occurrence. Those who do not experience these emotions are often repressing them – a situation which is not healthy.

A man who engages in compulsive sex needs to seek professional help to learn to manage the compulsion. In the meantime, this kind of compulsive behavior frequently causes a man to suffer from an extremely sore penile tissue or from rawness of the organ due to overuse or overaggressive handling. Using a high quality penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) can help to manage some of the physical distress caused by the compulsion. Relief from soreness can be obtained by using a cream that includes a soothing high end emollient such as shea butter. It's also essential that the cream contains vitamin C, which can assist with the collagen production that an overused penis requires to remain healthy.

 

Visit http://www.man1health.com for additional information on most common penis health issues, tips on improving penis sensitivity, and what to do to maintain a healthy penis. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

0 comments
Please to comment

sign in

Username
Password
Remember Me


New to IM faceplate? join free!

Lost Password? click here