Casual Partner and Swinger Addictions

The attraction to and seeking out of casual partners for sexual acting out is a form of release and compulsion for some sex addicts. The use of Swinging Clubs, and the use of the internet to access adult contact sites are all gateway mechanisms to the aim of meeting casual partners for either once-off or a limited series of sexual encounters.

This is distinct from affairs which is discussed on this site but is driven less by addiction and more by other emotional, intimacy and relationship issues. Even though there is free will agreement to the sexual liaison it is still a compulsive drive that makes a person seek out multiple partners over time for sexual acting out purposes.

The experiences are not designed to be meaningful from a feeling perspective as it is contact between 2 strangers seeking physical stimulation and release. Both parties objectify each other and it may be a case of 2 sexual addicts connecting.

Due to the physical betrayal and connection that this acting out takes, it is more likely to trigger relationship breakdown with partners if found out, than with internet and pornography usage.

Another form of physical connection via a form of sexual addiction is various forms of voyeurism, exhibitionism, where shock value and a form of anonymous presence is maintained.

Copyright 2015 Richard Boyd

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