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Current estimates indicate that there are approximately 8 million men and 3 million women in the United States who meet the criteria for suffering from sexual addiction.
Sexual addiction is defined by the National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity as “engaging in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior acted out despite increasing negative consequences to self and others”.
Similarly, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders IV describes the condition as ‘distress about a pattern of...