Has Sexual Addiction Become A Problem For You?
Before you start panicking, you should know that flirting is completely normal, so don’t fret that you are a full blown sex addict just because you winked at the bus driver this morning. Flirting is a healthy part of the courting ritual and can have some seriously positive effects on out mental well-being.
However, in some cases flirting can become compulsive and in these cases it may not be so harmless – such compulsive flirting can be harmful to a relationship, bringing suspicion and distrust. Excessive and compulsive flirting may be a sign of a unknown sexual addiction. If a person does have a sexual addiction, they will often engage in other sexual behaviours, such as cybersex or sexting. So how do you know if your flirting has become part of a bigger sexual addiction.
Sex addicts will have an excessive preoccupation with sex, so much so that it becomes the most important thing to them, which can result in them exhibiting sexualized behaviours, such as:
- Making a lot of ‘blue’ remarks in situations that don’t really call for it, such as during a fairly serious conversation about current affairs.
- As opposed to keeping conversation relatively light with people they don’t know, they will instead tell sexual jokes that are probably not appropriate under the circumstances.
- Their attention on the person they are with is often lacking as they will be constantly scanning for and ogling attractive people, whilst giving a narrative of what is attractive or unattractive about them.
Such a focus on sex will most likely lead to