In general, when most people think of sex or porn addiction they will automatically think of men. However, sex addiction is actually a problem for women too.
Women can also suffer from compulsive sexual behaviours often putting themselves in potentially dangerous situations.
From hours of fixating on porn and acting out on chatline sites, to hook-ups with strangers. Yes, this is a real problem for women too and they are also left with the bluntness of living with shame.
A current growing concern is pornography addiction in minors, and that includes young girls. There is evidence suggesting that female teenagers are engaging on free cam sites and then creating their own profiles on various porn sites when they have become of legal age. This will come as shocking news to some of you reading this and indeed yes; it’s a real concern.
Dr. Patrick Carnes was the first person to use the term Sex Addiction. In 1983 he published the book: “Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction.” He suggested that women found it more difficult than men to talk about their problems.
Why is this? Well, just like a lot of men, there can be a variety of reasons, but most are related to shame. However, unlike men, female sex addiction has a strong link to love addiction, perhaps both intertwining. You can read more about love addiction here.