From Porn to Prostitutes

From Porn to Prostitutes

The Downward Spiral of Sexual Addiction

Statistics

 I always wanted to know the ¨real truth¨
concerning the probability of sex addicts ability to recover.  How? Likelihood? Signs of Relapse? Signs of Recovery?

  • 1 out of 3 men self-report that they are addicted to pornography.
  •  A vast majority of sex addicts will rarely be single and often have a history of cheating within their relationships.
  • The average male sexual addict has 32 sexual partners.
  • The number of sexual partners, on average, for a female sexual addict: 22.
  • If the 5% “curative” rate of sexual addiction is factual, then it becomes easy to see why 95% of people seek treatment end up falling out of recovery.
  •  When this addiction comes out, it can cause a lot of hurt, pain, and shame. Partners feel like they aren’t good enough. Addicts feel like they should do better.

The chances of a spontaneous remission of sexual addiction occurring: 1 in 100,000.

Dynamics that are commonly seen in men who show up for sex addiction treatment where paying for sex is one of the sex addicts´ compulsive behaviors.

As with sex addicts in general, men who visit prostitutes most often have other sexually addictive behaviors.  These can include compulsive porn use, cybersex, strip clubs, and sometimes offending behaviors like exhibitionism and others.  Going to prostitutes is thus part of a pattern of sexually addictive acting out behaviors.

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2 thoughts on “From Porn to Prostitutes

  1. These statistics are disheartening if they are fact. They tend to lean towards the side of hopelessness, although there really is hope. I’m not sure what is considered “curative” and what is defined as “seeking treatment.” Sex addiction is like any other addiction where there is a possibility of relapse. But true recovery is possible just as it is with alcohol, drugs, food, or the vice of choice when a recovery program is followed wholeheartedly. I think one of the difficulties is, unlike addictions like alcohol, drugs, and gambling which can be avoided and are not needed in life, the addict needs to learn how to have a healthy sexuality and a healthy sexual relationship with his/her partner. A life of abstinence is not really an option, so the brain needs to be re-trained for healthy sexual behaviours, not just avoidance of the harmful ones. But it can be done!!

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    1. I agree Cynthia. I actually have overcome a difficult addiction myself so I know there is always hope! Since I am a nurse I had to follow a rigorous program for 5 years, at first it seemed impossible to go through this program dictated by the nursing board but I did it and I have hope for my husband as well as he is working very hard at recovery. I suppose I should add more positive statistics later… thanks for sharing your insight!

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