Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Growth in sexual addiction..!!
During the recent survey in indian health control board,the board acclaimed that there has been a tremendous increase in premature sex in india.Indian health control board has taken many forward steps to ensure that people donot undergo premature sex.
The steps involved,various open sex talks during meetings of health issues,sex awareness capaigns,which actually play important roles,but it seems to have nope effect on people of india.
BBC's relationship group expressed their thoughts and innovated some ideas so as to make people understand in best possible mannar.
Sexual addiction is hard for many people to take seriously, but for sufferers and their partners it can be devastating.
What is sexual addiction?
Experts define sexual addiction as any sexual activity that feels out of control. A sex addict feels compelled to seek out and engage in sexual behaviour, in spite of the problems it may cause in their personal, social and work lives.
Sexual addition can take many forms, but it's generally characterised by behaviour that feels out of control. This behaviour might include:
-excessive use of pornography
-telephone or internet sex
-anonymous sexual encounters
Sex can become addictive in a similar way to alcohol and illegal drugs. During sex, our bodies release a powerful cocktail of chemicals that make us feel good. Some people get addicted to these chemicals and become obsessed with getting their next fix - their next sexual high. As with other addictions, the body also gets used to these chemicals, so the sufferer needs increasing amounts of sex to achieve the same buzz.
Between the highs of sexual and chemical fulfilment are the lows. These are often characterised by feelings of shame, regret, remorse and anxiety. Sex addicts can feel alone, isolated and powerless to change their behaviour. And so the cycle begins again, as they seek out sex as a way to escape these difficult feelings.
How common is it?
According to conservative estimates, between three and six per cent of the population experience sexual addiction, but it's likely that the real figure is much higher. As the addiction can be accompanied by feelings of shame and embarrassment, sex addicts often find it difficult to seek help.
There's no profile of a typical sex addict. Sufferers come from every walk of life and approximately 20 per cent are female. Women can have particular problems being taken seriously when they look for help for compulsive sexual behaviour.
Since the launch of the internet, with it's vast range of sexual services available cheaply and anonymously, professionals have seen a massive increase in sexual addiction. And with limited services available for sufferers, it looks as though the problem will continue to rise.
What are the signs?
Dr Patrick Carnes, a leading expert in sexual addiction, suggests there are ten possible warning signs:
-Feeling that your behaviour is out of control
-Being aware that there may be severe consequences if you continue
-Feeling unable to stop your behaviour, despite knowing the consequences
-Persistently pursuing destructive and/or high-risk activities
-Wanting to stop or control what you're doing and taking active steps to limit your activities
-Using sexual fantasies as a way of coping with difficult feelings or situations
-Needing more and more sexual activity in order to experience the same high
-Experiencing intense mood swings around sexual activity
-Spending an increasing amount of time planning, engaging in or regretting and recovering from sexual activities
-Neglecting important social, occupational or recreational activities in favour of sexual behaviour
Its time for all youngters to save this world and make sure that we all hold up to our expections and each steps of ours makes us feel proud,which integrally means for the nation.