By Jill Margo for Financial Review
Sep 13 2016
While men suffering from an addiction to sex will fearlessly pursue it, they are actually chasing something else, according to Dr Kenneth Adams, an international expert in this field of addiction.
“It’s not about sex at all. Rather it’s a way they medicate their feelings, wounds and insecurities,” he says.
Adams, who was in Sydney recently to run a course on a fresh approach to treating this condition, says these addicts have developed patterns of compulsive behaviour which they genuinely want to stop but can’t, even though the consequences can be dire.
Unlike a promiscuous and opportunistic narcissist who feels entitled and doesn’t have much regret afterwards, a sex addict is in his shame. While the narcissist experiences no conflict with his behaviour, the addict does.