Substance abuse disorder often ignites other addictive tendencies lurking just below the surface in our minds. One such potentially problematic behavior concerns our sexual relations with others. In our active addiction we can easily fall into a pattern of behavior indicative of sex addiction, seeking validation from this activity as reassurance that we are desirable and therefore have value. Now that you are attempting sobriety, here are some characteristics of unhealthy sexual behavior you should be on the lookout for as warning signs of a potential sex addiction.
The first and most obvious warning sign that you have developed a sex addiction is a consistent preoccupation with the pursuit and engagement in sexual activity. Your number one concern in early sobriety should be your recovery program and relevant activities, so if you instead find yourself regularly focused on activities in pursuit of a sexual partner you should discuss this preoccupation with your spons