How do I know if I'm addicted to sex?

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How do I know if I'm addicted to sex?
A simple screening to help you identify if you might be addicted to sex.

Ever wondered if you might be addicted to sex?  Here's a quick test developed by Patrick Carnes:

P: PREOCCUPIED – Do you find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?

A: ASHAMED – Do you hide some of your sexual behavior from others?

T: TREATMENT – Have you ever sought help for sexual behavior you didn’t like?

H: HURT OTHERS – Has anyone been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior?

O: OUT OF CONTROL – Do you feel controlled by your sexual desire?

S: SAD – When you have sex, do you feel depressed afterwards?

If you meet any of these criteria, it'd be a good idea to talk to a professional who can help you understand if you simply like sex, or if you might be showing signs of a deeper problem.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.  I'd be happy to talk with you or link you to someone who might be able to help you.

This article was originally published at . Reprinted with permission.
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Dan Drake, MFT, LPCC, CSAT

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Compassionate help for intimate issues

Location: Studio City, CA
Credentials: CSAT, LPCC, MFT
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