From “stud” to addict status

When do gay men know when enough sex is too much?  This is a very personal question and each person has to answer according to their criteria of what’s healthy for them and what isn’t. 

In an article in Frontiers Magazine called “Once is not enough,” Michael Liberatore raises the question of who defines sex addiction for the gay man.  Sex Addiction Los Angeles

The article states:

But as gay men, aren’t we socialized differently regarding how much sex is too much sex?  If we compare ourselves to the average straight male, don’t we all seem a bit compulsive?

I think this is a very personal question and each person has to answer according to their criteria of what’s healthy for them and what isn’t.  Gay people may be more suseptible to becoming sexually compulsive due to the stident homophobic culture they grew up in, and the impact sexual accessability has on them.

The article continues:

“It’s tricky for gay men,” explains Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, of the Center For Healthy Sex in Beverly Hills. “Anonymous sex is part of gay culture. It’s up to the individual to decide if they feel their behavior is addictive. By that, I mean are they entrenched in secrets and lies…or have they tried to curb their activities, and found it impossible? If they can’t stop—if their lives have become unmanageable, then they need to con•sider their behavior as addictive.”

To read the article, go to: http://www.frontierspublishing.com/2620/features/feat.htm

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