Do you become sexually or emotionally involved with people you don't know well? Do you feel that you are not good enough when you are alone?
A news study now shows that the number of people suffering from sex addiction is twice as high as previously thought.
Experts believe that apps like Tinder are causing the number of female sufferers to surge.
Experts say women were previously expected to keep their sex drives under control, however, a “more permissive” society means they no longer feel so judged for acting on their desires.
Experts at the University of Minnesota found 1 in 10 men and 1 in 14 women suffer distress because they cannot control their sexual feelings, urges and behaviour.
The study highlights the fact that they are missing out on social activities or neglecting their work and health in pursuit of sex.
The signs that a person is a sex-addict include,
- Becoming sexually or emotionally involved with people you don't know well
- Staying in and returning to destructive relationships
- Compulsively jumping from one relationship to the next or sleeping with/being involved with more than one person at a time
- Confusing sexual attraction with love
- Feeling that you're not good enough when you're alone
- Sexualising stress/guilt/lonliness/anger/shame
- Using sex to manipulate others
- Getting caught up in romantic or sexual fantasies
- Attaching yourself to people who are emotionally unavailable
- Avoiding physicial/sexual/emotional intimacy for fear of being vulnerable