”A growing problem”

“'Having sex five times a day wasn't enough'” http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-43921760

日本では「アルコール依存症」に再度注目が集まっているわけだが*1、「セックス依存症*2の話。一方ではその存在自体が論争の対象となっているようだけど*3、2019年5月にはWHOの「国際疾病分類( International Classification of Diseases (ICD) )」にも組み入れられる見込みだ。

The Association for the Treatment of Sex Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) *4said sex addiction is a growing problem.

It said its number of sex therapists has doubled in the past five years to 170 and the majority of inquiries for help come from men.

A questionnaire completed by 21,058 people since 2013 on the Sex Addiction Help website revealed 91% of those seeking help for sex addiction were male.

The largest age group of 31% was aged 26-35, 1% were under 16 and 8% over 55.

ATSAC's founder member Paula Hall said the number of sex addicts visiting the Laurel Centre, where she is now clinical director, had quadrupled in the last decade.

See also

Paisley Gilmour “9 things sex addicts want you to know” https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/love-sex/sex/a10213240/sex-addiction/

*1:See http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20180502/1525264751

*2:See eg. Relate “I’m worried that I (or someone I know) might be addicted to sex” https://www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/help-sex/sex-common-problems/im-worried-i-or-someone-i-know-might-be-addicted-sex

*3:See eg. “Can you become addicted to sex?” https://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/3053.aspx


*5:See also http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20170308/1488985640