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Mina wants to put her seduction by a golden-eyed devil behind her, but the birth of her son Jacques renders that impossible. She tries to forget the only man who ever roused her passion, but when she notices her son exhibiting strange behavior – and less than human characteristics – she realizes she must face her past and…
It is important to remember that a sexual addiction is similar to alcoholism in that the individual uses sex to cope with pain and numb difficult feelings. For the sex addict, sex is mood altering like a drug, and the individual needs more and more to achieve the same elevated feeling. Often this results in more frequent sexual behaviors and increased risks. Sex becomes the focus in a person's life and thus there is no room for healthy relationships. In addition to abuse experiences, other traumas for the sexual addict are betrayal, abandonment or rejection. "If the betrayal is severe enough, trauma results. Fear and terror become the catalyst that allows betrayal to move into the area of trauma" (Cox & Howard, 2007, p.6).
From the Metapsychology Monographs Series
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