Anonymous said: Thank you for stating the real on sex addiction because for me and many others it's a mental battle everyday especially around ignorant individuals make fun of it and think it's a joke and don't understand what it's like to feel imprisoned by something some may say is a norm or not a big deal but they can't even imagine. 😥😞😪.I just wish I could tell my family about my addiction without feeling shame or friends making fun of me.
For transparency, I should let you know that there is a lot I do not know about hypersexual disorder. I just know it is a real condition. So, because for people such as yourself and many others, every day can be triggering because sex/sexuality is so normalized.
I understand not wanting to divulge the information to family or friends. However, you do need support. I went to therapy for a few years. Among the things we discussed the shame/guilt I felt about my sexuality/sexual practices and how that was linked to some of my childhood neglect/abuse.
I highly recommend professional services. You would be amazed how discreet and affordable they can be. When you have the time, look into some things in your area or insurance network.
Don’t research it on Tumblr. This websites a great resource for a lot of things. This aint one of them things. :)
Amazon also has some great books on it. People actually sharing their stories like Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction by Patrick D. Carnes seems to be a great resource beginning to understand what may be happening to you. Some books are also available for electronic download if you do not want physical copies of things sent to/in your home.
"Depression is such a cruel punishment. There are no fevers, no rashes, no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern. Just the slow erosion of the self, as insidious as any cancer. And, like cancer, it is essentially a solitary experience. A room in hell with only your name on the door."