Apparently woman are becoming sexual addicts at an increasingly growing rate. According to psychologist Dr. Patrick Carnes.
“We’re seeing women getting into pornography in a way we’ve never seen before,” says psychologist and sex-addiction research pioneer Dr. Patrick Carnes, executive director of the Gentle Path program at Pine Grove Behavioral Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi — the clinic where Tiger Woods reportedly sought treatment.
They fantasize about being sexual in public. Cruising bars looking for anonymous encounters with strangers. Tolerance builds and things get boring, so the women need to engage in ever-riskier or more frequent behavior to get the same “fix,” or even just to feel normal. It seems as though women and becoming more like men, right?
According to Carnes, sexual addiction is estimated to afflict as much as 3% to 6% of the population and is defined as intense, sexually arousing fantasies, urges and behaviours that the person cannot control or stop, regardless of the consequences.
“Women aren’t inclined to come forward and say, ‘I need help’”, says Penny Lawson, creator of Canada’s first residential treatment program for sexual addiction at Bellwood Health Services in Toronto.
Some women spend hours online in chat rooms connecting with men. Sex completely dominates their lives. Some women have chronic affairs; some engage in exhibitionism and dangerous sexual practices. Others spend all their time in fantasy without ever acting on it, Lawson says.
Well I can’t say this is a bad thing. What you you think?