Sex addiction is a fairly misunderstood topic in mental health. Sex addiction, which is defined by a preoccupation with sexual fantasies and urges along with impulsive behaviors, was recently added to the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases.

An estimated 3 to 6 percent of adults may have some level of sex addiction or be affected by it, according to Psychology Today. In many instances, sex addiction is linked to other mental health disorders such as depression or anxiety.

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