Polyamorous people often face being accused as Sex Addicts.This causes feelings of shame and guilt. All this is unnecessary, because Sex Addiction is a myth.
Sex Addiction never accepted by Psychology
As far as I understand from an article by David J. Ley, Ph.D., Sex addiction is not and was never an accepted scientific diagnosis: “Sex addiction is NOT a real disorder. It’s a morally-based concept that reflects our society’s conflicted feelings about sex. It is NOT a mental disorder, and never will be.”
Dr. Marty Klein explains the background of the myth and the damage it causes
There is also an excellent article about it on the blog of Dr. Marty Klein “Why “Sexual Addiction” Is Not A Useful Diagnosis — And Why It Matters”
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Tags: David J. Ley, Marty Klein, Sex, Sex Addiction, Sex Addicts