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In the article Is Sex Addiction or Sin by Mary Voboril, she shares a story about Bill R, a South Floridian. “I couldn't walk out and get a quart of milk at 8 a.m. without thinking about it…This was not, however, your usual drug. The addictive agent here was sex, promiscuous, anonymous sex with literally hundreds of partners. For Bill R., resisting junk sex was like asking an advanced alcoholic to put down the day's first drink. I was constantly preoccupied with sex or in the act of sex or feeling guilt and shame for having been in the act of sex. It was a sickness” (Voboril). “Sexaholism is not a disease listed in the authoritative diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders” (Voboril). People should recognize that sex addiction exists in our society and it should be considered as a disorder. This illness can affect one’s life. One can get an infection due to unprotected sex. There are many organizations that are willing to assist the addicts. Also there are certain symptoms that one can look out for in order to know if they have a problem.
In the article, This Man Is Addicted to sex by Chris Lee talks about Valerie. “For Valerie, sex was a form of self-medication: to obliterate the anxiety, despair, and crippling fear of emotional intimacy that had haunted her since being abandoned as a child” (Lee). As stated in this article, Valarie would turn to sex for comfort because it made her feel loved so she has sex compulsively to feel comfort. “…She at last understood what she had become: a sex addict. Through sexually acting out, I lost two marriages and a job. I ended up homeless and on food stamps" (Lee). People may think that sex addiction cannot harm anyone, how can sex harm someone, Well it is clearly stated how it ...

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...iction is an issue and should be treated.
There are many types of addictions; the one that has been left unrecognized is sex addiction. When one turns to sex for the need of comfort, that’s a problem. Sex should not be done without love and affection, once it’s done to forget issues or relieve pain then one is doing the same thing an alcoholic does with their drinks, consuming alcohol to forget except in this case sex is the pain reliever. Also when people let sex ruin into their life such as work is also of symptom of the addiction. This addiction exists in our society and there is much evidence to show that this illness has arm people s life in many ways. One can get an STD or HIV when the addict has lost control and is having unprotected sex. Also there are symptoms that show if one is an addict and there are associations that provide help for those who need it.
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