Some individuals use masturbation as a way to medicate feelings of stress, loneliness, anger, and depression. Over time, some become dependent on its’ use to relieve tension and alter moods, much like a problem drinker becomes dependent on alcohol to manage feelings.
In chronic stages, the addict is organized around the chemical or sexual behavior as their primary relationship, defending it’s use while consequences mount. Compulsive masturbation is often connected to other addictive sexual behaviors like pornography or cybersex. Addiction treatment approaches become critical at this stage.
Here at Kenneth M. Adams and Associates, we provide safe and respectful treatment for individuals struggling with compulsive masturbation. Call or email us today for an appointment so we can help you break the pattern of shame and addiction.