Jennifer Schneider of both Untangling the Web: Risk Taking — Sex addicts are typically determined to take it to the next level. Much of the scientific and popular literature on sex addiction focuses on men. Escalating Problem — Sexual addiction is also considered an escalating problem. Talk about your past, your anxieties, your weaknesses and insecurities with someone you trust. In the process, these discussions will draw you closer to others and meet your needs for vulnerability and intimacy in a healthy way. However, each gender apparently has its own risks for specific forms of coexisting addiction. The real difference is that women tend to view their issues in terms of relationships, while men tend to think in purely sexual terms. In such treatments, they will also re-evaluate the distortions in their thoughts which contribute to the behaviors, and they will learn how to control their behavior. As a result, sexual addiction in women can be more difficult to identify than sexual addiction men. According to the National Council on Sexual Addiction Compulsivity, there is an estimated six percent to eight percent of Americans who are sexual addicts. Moreover, it has been estimated that one out of every six women struggles with porn addiction. The intention to stop is real, but the effort comes up short. He is coauthor, with Dr. The Path to Recovery for Female Sex Addicts In sex addiction, like other addictions, the key to recovery is addressing the root of your addiction, changing your behaviours and learning coping strategies. The simple truth is that in general men and women experience sexuality differently, even when they are having sex with the same frequency and in the same basic ways.