Sex is not a problem for most people, but it can become an issue for some.
The term is frequently used to describe the problem some people have when they act out sexually in ways they feel they cannot control, and which are detrimental to their health and relationships.
Research has yet to confirm that extreme sexual behavior really is addictive in the same neuroscientific sense that, for instance, habitual heroin use appears to be.
The fact is that the internet will always harbor those kinds of guys, but what you might not expect are normal guys who go on just to talk, who develop real relationships purely over the internet and never in person. Women text or video chat with men who “contribute,” or basically pay you for being their internet girlfriend.
Sure, it’s not just an emotional need, guys might request a “custom video” from some girls so it’s like a “sex cam” for some, but what’s surprising is how real, actual long-term relationships have developed purely over the internet between some people who never meet, as per the website’s policy.
The number of certified sex-addiction therapists has more than doubled since 2008, according to the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.
Hookup apps like Tinder (26 million matches per day) and Grindr (1.6 million active daily users) are growing wildly and multiplying, like real-life manifestations of the futuristic smartphone imagined by Gary Shteyngart in which rates the "Fuckability" of everyone around you.