Infographic: The growing problem of sex addiction

This infographic highlights the growing problem of sex addiction by using research from the University of Cambridge and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. It states that 12 million people in the US suffer from some form of sex addiction and proceeds to describe how sex addiction often mirrors other addictions such as drugs, alcohol, or gambling. This infographic continues by making the point that these similarities are more than just “skin deep;” in fact, brain scanning technology has demonstrated that sex addicts’ brains “light up” in the same way and in the same areas as those of drug addicts when exposed to the object of their addiction. This makes the case for establishing professional sex addiction treatment as an important tool in modifying the behavior of individuals whose sexual acts and desires lead to escalating negative consequences in their lives.