(Post share from the IRATAD Blog)
Often sexual addiction is automatically associated with being a man’s problem however despite popular belief women do struggle with sexual addiction. Struggling with sexual addiction is very shaming for a person and can leave them feeling disconnected and alone. Because so few women come forward about their sexual addiction and assume it is a man’s disease the shame can be even more intense. The diagnosis criterion for sexual addiction is the same for women as it is for men.
There are several myths surrounding women and sexual addiction that perpetuate the minimization of this problem for women and increase shame.