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Casual Partner and Swinger Addictions

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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 […]

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Sexual Addiction

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A sexual addiction is defined as the compulsive pursuit of other people’s sexuality, sexual images, sexual experiences or fantasies, which grows in duration and/or frequency over time, till it intrudes into the rest of one’s life. The compulsive pursuit of these sexual based objects and experiences takes the addict out of control and out of […]

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Prostitution Addiction

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Prostitution has existed in every civilization and in every age of man. Not all people who avail themselves to the services of prostitution are sex addicts. Prostitution Addiction serves the needs of some lonely persons, disabled persons, shy and low self esteem persons. As long as the client and the sex worker are able to […]

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Pornography Addiction

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Pornography addiction has become a problem in the last 30 years due to the rise of X-rated magazines, then VHS and DVD material, and more recently the video streaming sites on the internet to which over 50% of websites now hold X-rated content of some shape or form. Pornography addiction is a classic example of […]

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Prescriptive Painkillers

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Prescription and over-the-counter analgesic drugs and substances are now considered the third most common form of substance abuse in Australia, after cannabis and ecstasy, with more than half a million people hooked, according to The Medical Journal of Australia. A Monash University report noted that in extreme cases, some Australians are taking up to 100 […]

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Online or Internet Addiction

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The internet as a general medium offers an “alternate” anonymous reality. The internet offers instant gratification, which along with accessibility, affordability, and anonymity, make it a “drug” of easy choice. Internet addiction is now considered a common addiction with American research noting than 1 in 8 adult American internet users have addictive issues with internet […]

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Alcohol and Drugs

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It is common in our society to see and hear about addictions to do with alcohol and recreational and prescription drugs.  Australian society has always had an ongoing historical acceptance of alcohol as part of our culture. The current way sport and alcohol are associated via sponsorship and marketing, is just one way in which […]

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Addictions

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Addictions are a major issue in society today. The nature of the human condition is that we can become addicted to almost any process, substance or experience, but there are a few whose nature has in them the basis to bind us into an addictive relationship with them. Commonly we see and hear addictions to […]

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Online Affairs and Cybersex Addiction

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Many relationships and marriages are put into crisis by one or both partners embarking on an affair or sexual encounter at one time or another. The betrayal occurs because there is in place prior to the betrayal either an explicit or implicit agreement or pact of monogamy and dedication to the partner at an emotional, […]

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