Gender-Specific Sex Addiction Treatment

Category : Treatment

Gender-Specific Sex Addiction TreatmentSex addiction commonly involves trust and intimacy issues regarding relationships with the opposite sex. For this reason, it can be constructive for sex addicts to pursue treatment in an environment in which they are free from any complications that may accompany proximity to the opposite sex. Sex addiction also often involves compulsive sexual behavior involving members of the opposite sex. Just as drug addicts receive treatment in a drug-free environment, sex addicts who are treated in an environment that is free from the temptation to engage fellow patients sexually may have a better chance of staying focused on treatment and recovery.

The issues and behaviors involved in sex addiction can also differ significantly between males and females. Therefore, patients of the same gender may find it easier to relate to, empathize with and provide support for one another. Gender-specific treatment for homosexual patients can also be effective since male homosexuality tends to differ significantly from female homosexuality and homosexual sex addicts may more easily relate to fellow patients of the same gender.

Sex Addiction Treatment for Female Sex Addicts

Sex addiction among females often involves underlying issues of trust stemming from childhood experiences of abuse. Since sex addiction treatment can leave many patients feeling vulnerable, being in the company of other women during treatment may allow female patients to open up about their feelings in a way that would be difficult to do in the company of men. Another advantage of gender-specific treatment is that female sex addicts may have a history of compulsively engaging men sexually, and the presence of male patients could trigger this behavior.

Sex Addiction Treatment for Male Sex Addicts

While male sex addiction may also be rooted in issues related to trust or intimacy, it often manifests itself in behaviors that objectify or victimize women. Males also tend to be stimulated by visual cues, so the presence of female patients could trigger addictive and compulsive thoughts or behavior for that male patient, which could make it difficult for him to focus on treatment and find recovery.

Finding Gender-Specific Treatment for Sex Addiction

Like other addictions, sex addiction is a disease that can cause lasting damage to an addict’s life. If you or someone you love is struggling with sex addiction, please call our toll-free helpline now. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have about gender-specific sex addiction recovery. We can also help you find the best treatment options for your situation. Please call now.