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Always in the mood for sex

Are you worried you may be obsessed with sex? Do you think you have a sex addiction? Find out here if that's really true.

What is sex addiction?

A sex addiction means sex is preoccupying you more than you would wish. It feels like you have no control over your sexual thoughts and behaviour. Having sex has become a compulsion.

Always wanting sex

Many young people think they are obsessed with sex. Don't worry. As long as your daily life continues as normal, it's no big deal. At certain stages of your life, you simply want a lot of sex. Having lots of fantasies about sex is part of it. This means you enjoy sex. If your genitals hurt from excessive masturbation or sex, try taking it easy.

How do you know if you're addicted to sex?

You masturbate excessively, you watch porno for hours, or you have sex with multiple partners. You notice that your need for sex is becoming more extreme. You want the sex to make you feel better, but after you've had an orgasm you actually just feel worse. That rotten feeling, in turn, is a reason to have even more sex, which makes you feel even worse. You feel ashamed or guilty about the sex you've had. You're not doing well at school or at work. You have less friends. Finding a loving relationship is impossible.

What can you do about it?

If you have a sex addiction, it’s best to seek help. Go to your doctor or to Sense and learn how to let sex play a healthier role in your life. 

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