Sex Addiction and the Life of a Touring Musician

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Sex Addiction and the Life of a Touring MusicianThe life of a touring musician is different than those of many people. Constant travel means continually seeing new places and meeting new people; the party atmosphere of performances means there may be plentiful opportunities to find sexual partners. A touring musician who suffers from sex addiction is likely to find that his job contributes to/perpetuates the addiction. The life of a touring musician may even have triggered sex addiction in the first place.

Is Sex Addiction Real?

Many people confuse the term addiction with physical dependence: they think that for addiction to be present there must be a substance involved. However addiction is a psychological phenomenon distinct from physical dependence. Addiction can occur without a substance, and therefore it is quite possible to be addicted to behaviors such as gambling or sex.

Addicts are compelled to engage in a particular behavior and find it impossible to stop, even if they sincerely want to. Sex addicts are compelled to engage in sexual behavior that may be risky, including unsafe sex with numerous partners. The possible negative consequences of sex addiction include but are not limited to the following:

  • Contracting sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes or HIV/AIDS
  • Unplanned pregnancies
  • Paternity suits
  • Destruction of families
  • Legal troubles and expenses
  • Rape or sexual assault
  • Violent reprisal by offended spouses

Sexual addiction affects many people, and it can affect you if you avoid treatment.

Are Touring Musicians Susceptible to Sex Addiction?

Musicians work in an environment where other people party. Going to work means entertaining people who are there to enjoy their time off. Audience members are often at their most relaxed and want to cut loose. Many become intoxicated and are liable to uninhibited, indiscreet or even wanton behavior. Musicians are in the limelight, so audience members often see them as sexually desirable. The cliché “sex, drugs and rock and roll” exists for a very good reason. Any musician on tour in this environment will have opportunities to engage in risky sexual behavior, so a musician who suffers from sex addiction is likely to be compelled to indulge; she may suffer serious consequences as a result.

Treatment for Sex Addiction

The consequences of untreated sex addiction may force you to choose between your career and life. You may get to a point where you feel that you have no choice but to sacrifice your ambitions to stem the tide of destruction of sex addiction. However, sex addiction can be treated successfully. Treatment for sex addiction can help you to understand the causes of it and learn to make healthier choices in the future.

Music is not just a job, it is a passion. Many musicians who suffer from sex addiction have been treated, are in recovery and are able to continue doing the work they love. If you would like help finding treatment for sex addiction, call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline for instant support.