What Is Sexual Addiction (Compulsive Sexual Behavior) and what Causes Sexual Addiction?.
Is Pornography Addictive?
Can Laser Acupuncture help relieve the dependency? YES!
Sexual addiction, which is also called sexual dependency, hyper sexuality, nymphomania (females), satyriasis (males) compulsive sexual behavior and sexual compulsivity, refers to the phenomenon in which people cannot manage their sexual behavior.
The individual is obsessed with sexual thoughts – thoughts which interfere with their ability to work properly, have relationships, and go about their daily activities. Many say that sexual addiction is a form of obsessive compulsive behavior.
A person with sexual addiction obsessed with sex, or has an abnormally intense sex drive. Their lives are dominated with sex and the thought of sex; so much so that other activities and interactions become seriously affected.
It is not uncommon for the patient with sexual addiction to rationalize and justify their behavior and thought patterns. People with a sex addiction may deny there is a problem.
Experts say there is a strong link between sexual addiction and risk-taking. Even though the risk of danger is clear, they may take risks regardless of the potential consequences, even if this means possible health problems sexually transmitted diseases, physical risks or emotional consequences.
The sex addict may initially be involved in a healthy and enjoyable sexual situation which eventually develops into an obsession. Fantasies and sometimes actual acts may be well outside the radar of most people’s idea of what is sexually acceptable behavior.
Psychologists debate whether people can have an addiction to pornography.
In November 2004, a panel of experts testified before a Senate subcommittee that a product which millions of Americans consume is dangerously addictive. They were talking about pornography.
The effects of porn on the brain were called “toxic” and compared to cocaine. One psychologist claimed “prolonged exposure to pornography stimulates a preference for depictions of group sex, sadomasochistic practices, and sexual contact with animals.”
It used to be that if you wanted to see pornography, you had to go out and buy a magazine or rent a video. Store hours and available space under the mattress placed some limits on people’s porn habits.
Now there are an estimated 420 million adult web pages online. For the person who has difficulty stopping, more is only one click away.
There’s no doubt that some people’s porn consumption gets them in trouble — in the form of maxed-out credit cards, lost sleep, neglected responsibilities, or neglected loved ones.
Psychologists debate whether people can have an addiction to pornography.
There are three main reasons why people turn to pornography: to see their fantasies acted out, to avoid intimacy in a relationship, and simply to aid masturbation.
Sometimes people are just going to it for things they wish they could do in real life; it fills in a gap in their own relationship.
They have a partner who doesn’t like to do oral sex and they love it themselves, and they’re in this relationship and they want to stay, so they go and look at pictures of oral sex.”
In this regard, porn can be part of a healthy relationship, but in some circumstances it can hinder intimacy.
Then there are the people who are too embarrassed to explain what it is that they really would like to participate in, so they go there secretively, never having revealed to their mate what they would like to try.
If they were to reveal their fantasy, they might find their partner willing to go along with it, and they might end up with more fulfilling sexual relationships. For some, however, that would be unacceptable.
Some people go there because the intimacy in the relationship is as high as the person can stand it. If they were to unveil the sexual interest which is sort of their closely held secret, the intimacy would be way too high for their own ability to tolerate it and so they save it for elsewhere.
Independent of the role it plays in relationships, people also look at pornography just to arouse themselves before or while masturbating.
Men are thought to be more easily aroused by erotic imagery than women are, but many women masturbate to pornography, too.
Compulsion or Addiction
The difference between describing the behavior as a compulsion or an addiction is subtle, but important.
Many people may diagnose themselves as porn addicts after reading popular books on the subject. But mental health professionals have no standard criteria to diagnose porn addiction.
The same criteria used to diagnose problems like pathological gambling and substance abuse can be applied to problematic porn use.
The therapists who treat pornography addicts say they behave just like any other addicts.
One of the key features of addiction is the development of a tolerance to the addictive substance. In the way that drug addicts need increasingly larger doses to get high porn addicts need to see more and more extreme material to feel the same level of excitement they first experienced.
“Most of the addicts will say, well, here’s the stuff I would never look at, it’s so disgusting I would never look at it, whatever that is — sex with kids, sex with animals, sex involving feces,” she says. “At some point they often cross over.”
Supplements – Chlorella and lots of it.
When attempting substance abuse withdrawal, the use of amino acid supplements are key to stabilize the brain’s neurological function as it is attacked by addiction stressors such as drugs, alcohol, shopping, computer, porn, and sex.
The removal of the addiction stressor(s) cannot be achieved without severe destabilization of key brain functions. Certain DNA types are predisposed to substance abuse problems. Look to your family history to determine these issues.
Chemical support through pharmacology, herbs, nutritional supplements, amino acids, minerals, vitamins or nootropics will produce an improved withdrawal outcomes and better long term remission rates.
Long term amino acid therapy and several stress reducing strategies are needed for successful resolution of addiction. Yoga or tai chi are both great stress reducers and are great ways to stabilize your brain.
The urge is actually from your brain, not from other parts of your body. So once you realize that and seize control, you can stop.
Remember you are in control of your life. Take control and establish rules for yourself.
Push the button with the little square on it which means STOP on the video player and stop buying porn. Now that was pretty easy.
These are some pointers
(1) Yoga, meditation, Pilates
(2) Exercise – home or gym
(3) Acupuncture helps for addiction
(4) Chinese Herbal medicine is very good
(5) Tapping technique
(6) Avoiding porn in TV, Internet
(7) Reading good books like “Chicken soup for the soul”
(8) Having good friends
(9) Getting a hobby, volunteering.
(10) Avoid Spicy, fatty, oil foods
(11) Go the toilet and empty the bladder before sleep
(12) Do not overeat or eat late
(13) Affirmations and Self Hypnosis or Self Talk.
(14) Check for prostate infections or inflammations
(15) Check for glandular imbalance
Imagine Laserworks sessions ease cravings and offer hope for a clean life.
Quote from one client
“That Laser puts you in touch with stuff that’s within you that no pill or nothing else could do.”
The theory behind the Imagine Laserworks treatment is that it releases naturally occurring chemicals in the body that help users fight their addiction.
Imagine Laserworks focuses a laser on key acupuncture points on the ears, hands and feet for 60 seconds each and each point targeted is designed to evoke a particular feeling, from calming the spirit to acceptance to reminding a person of his own willpower.
Eastern medicine experts say what is at work is not just New Age wishful thinking.
The treatment causes the body to release feel-good chemicals called endorphins, which go to the same receptors in the brain that are turned on when someone takes drugs or watches porn.
The technique works to treat pain in the same way.
Imagine Laserworks by combining the ancient art of Acupuncture with 21st Century Laser Technology reduce symptoms of sexual addictions by releasing blocked energy which allows the body’s natural energy to flow again. With proper energy flow, the person’s health returns.
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** Imagine Laserworks programs are intended to be complementary to those programs offered by licensed health care professionals and are not meant to replace other medical attention without the guidance of your doctor, physician, therapist or the like.