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Prostitution Addiction in Perth
Is Prostitute Addiction A Real Thing?
Prostitution and sex workers have existed in the world in every age of man. Not all people who avail themselves of the services of prostitution are sex addicts.
In some cases, women may choose this type of work or “life” for themselves. this could be because of their emotional need to connect or their love of sex in general.
Sex workers and the relationships
Prostitution addiction or being addicted to hookers serves the needs of some lonely persons, disabled persons, shy and low self-esteem persons.
As long as the client and the sex worker are able to enter into an agreement using their free will, and there is no coercion or addictions driving the sex workers present in the industry, then prostitution can be argued to fulfil a societal need.
Some sex addicts use a sex workers services because they crave physical contact where they reduce the sex worker to a fantasy image or sexualised object and may ask to act out fantasy material that their actual sexual partner (men or woman) may not agree to.
Normally the addict will deny their sexual feelings in an encounter with a prostitute, as will also the prostitute who is normally trained to do so to cope with the dynamics of the encounters.
The problems that sex addicts face
When it is an addiction driven dynamic that sends a person repeatedly to prostitutes for sex, there are money and financial overheads that can start to affect the addict and their family, as well as possible sexual health issues, on top of all the usual issues that accrue with other sexual addictions in general.
The use of sex workers, prostitutes, massage parlours and attendance to a strip club on a regular basis is more than likely going to trigger relationship breakdown with partners if they are found out, than with internet and porn usage.
As sexual addiction can take place, a sex addict may also find themselves with a substance abuse problem, this can cause sex addicts to fall into their habits deeper.
Before this happens there is always an opportunity for sex addicts to get help, within themselves they just need to recognise the problems.
Sex addiction signs
sex addicts will exhibit the following:
- frequent hotel room sex
- increased requests for sexual favors
- withdrawal from life
- lack of money
- withdrawal from relationships or family
- wanting wilder and more risky sex such as bondage and S&M
- increase in self-pleasure frequency
- lack of interest in your partner, wife or husband sexually
- emotional disconnection from people in their lives
- porn and sex video use increase
Sex Addiction and Prostitution Addiction Treatment
If you are struggling with sex addiction then the Energetics Institute can offer couples counselling services if you’re in a relationship and struggling with this, or addiction counselling services in Perth.
Both of these addiction treatment options are a means of treating sex addiction by helping the patient to understand and express the underlying issues triggering their sex addiction before they are acted upon in a self-destructive manner.