Category: The Myth of Sex Addiction

Why is the “Sex Addiction” Diagnosis Harmful?

Open hand raised Sex Addiction sign painted multi purpose concept - isolated on white background

Below is an interview with David Ley about the new position statement by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

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Sex Addiction & Porn Addiction Concepts Are Failing Clients


Here’s an article I collaborated on entitled, How The Concepts of “Sex Addiction” and “Porn Addiction” are Failing Clients, published in the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists’ Magazine, The Therapist, in their September/October 2016 issue.

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The Myth of Sex Addiction

The Myth of Sex Addiction by Dr. David Ley

Labels like sex addict, love addict and porn addict are becoming much more frequently used in pop culture.  But does sex addiction, love addiction and porn addiction even really exist? Currently, these “diagnoses” have not been accepted into the “Bible of Mental Disorders” — the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5).  Despite heavy lobbying

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The Sexual Dependency Inventory


An esteemed colleague of mine, Dr. David Ley (shown in the video I created above), wrote a blog for Psychology Today that was removed due to legal threat from some in the Sex Addiction Industry.  Below is his introductory note, and formerly published article.   Note by Dr. David Ley: “The  below post was originally

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