Masturbation and Sex Addiction

Masturbation is common in both men and women. A significant percentage of women have engaged in masturbation and some studies show that well over 90% of men have at least one time in their lives engaged in masturbation.

A sex addict’s battle is not the battle between the legs but rather the battle between the ears. Masturbation is usually facilitated by indulging in fantasies, reliving previous sexual behaviors, watching pornography, or recalling previous pornography they have watched.

The bottom line is that it is not the physical act of masturbation that is problematic for a sex addict but rather the fantasy that takes place during masturbation. Add to this the fact that masturbation reinforces the disconnect between sex and emotion and many sex addicts determine that masturbation is something that they would like to eliminate from their lives.

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