Massage, Escorts, Prostitutes
Many sex addicts seek gratification of their illness through
sexual massage parlors, escort services and prostitutes. This
often leads to some of the most damaging problems associated
with compulsive sexual behavior. Having sex with prostitutes
and strangers is an open invitation to diseases like gonorrhea,
syphilis, herpes, genital warts and of course the deadly disease
AIDS. Sex addicts can find themselves in financial trouble
if they are not able to keep up with the expense of prostitution.
A normal person might ask "why not just stop if you cannot
afford it?" but this is not an option for the sex addict.
Sexual addiction is characterized by several
patterns and symptoms. Similar to other diseases, which addiction
was classified as more than 30 years ago, sexual addiction
is a progressive illness that continues to get worse unless
interrupted and treated. Early signs include neglecting commitments
and instead sexually acting out through fantasy which may
or may not include prostitution. A sexual massage is of course
a form of extramarital affair and one of the many threats
to a stable home and family life. Having anonymous sex in
a park or bathroom, or one night flings with a stranger can
lead to disease and feelings of guilt and shame.
Sexual addiction is progressive and most sex
addicts don't begin with prostitution and will not end with
it either. Sexual addiction continues to get worse because
it becomes more difficult to get the thrills or fix that earlier
encounters provided. Beyond prostitution, sex addicts might
find themselves at adult bookstores, watching others have
sex, exposing themselves in public places or engaging in risky
sexual behaviors where the chance of being caught is highly
likely. A sex addict still might not see the overall problem
even after being arrested for solicitation or intrusive acts.
Sex addicts are able to stay in denial about
their disease because sexual addiction is so comfortable to
them. Often it is all they know from a dysfunctional family
that instilled a sense of self-loathing and inability to have
healthy relationships. To the sex addict, sex is love and
acceptance even if it comes from prostitutes, escorts or sexual
Spencer Recovery Centers has been directing
sex addicts and substance abusers to the help they need for
over a decade. The Spencer Recovery Centers hotline is dedicated
to answering your questions about sexual addiction and treatment.
We know of many support groups and treatment centers that
can assist you or a loved one who suffers from sexual addiction.
The call is free and confidential so make it today.