Sex addiction is something that is beginning to be on more and more people’s radar. After prominent celebrities like Rob Lowe and David Duchovny have claimed to have this problem, there seems to be a rise in reported cases.

If you or someone you know may have a sex addiction, it is important to seek help. It can destroy your life and the lives of those close to you. Read on to discover the top five symptoms of sex addiction…

1. Sex on the brain, 24/7

If you’re a guy, it’s natural to think about sex a lot. That being said, if you can’t focus or your day to day life is being disrupted by intense thoughts of sex or a need to masturbate, then you may be an addict.

If you’re not socializing, or are late to work, or are skipping out on important obligations because you’d rather be getting it on, that’s not normal.

2. Sex before safety

Those with a sex addiction tend to throw caution and common sense to the wind and will often stop being safe. They can stop using condoms, spend a whole paycheck on prostitutes and pornography, or suddenly have multiple partners and refuse to get tested for STIs.

They also will cheat on their own loyal partners with anyone and everyone. If you have the urge to cheat on your partner for better or more sex, please break up with them first. You at least owe them that much respect.

To learn what sex addiction is like from a self-proclaimed addict, click the video below. You’ll hear how one woman almost took her own life after her addiction nearly destroyed her wellbeing:

Feeling like you need more intensity to get off? Then you need to read number 3…