Some therapists say sex addiction is the same as any other addiction: True sex addicts use sex to feel powerful, escape emotional pain, engage in high-risk behavior or mask underlying issues.
If you think you (or someone you know) is a sex addict, take the self assessment questionnaire from Sex Addicts Anonymous and find out how to get help.
I'm not a psychologist, but sometimes men (and women) are just cheaters, not addicts. These selfish philanderers think they can have their cake and eat it, too. They don't need rehab; they need to grow up.
If your partner has cheated on you and is using sex addiction as an excuse, I highly recommend distancing yourself and allowing him to get help, if he needs it. If he moves on, then he's not ready to deal with the addiction -- or maybe he's just a jerk. Either way, you need to remove yourself from this unhealthy situation (even if only temporarily) to stay safe, both emotionally and physically.
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