Sex addiction

Sex addiction is a behavioral addiction characterized by a compulsive pattern of repeated sexual fantasy, sexual urges and sexual behavior. Sex addiction is a serious mental health disorder that usually begins during adolescence. Young sex addicts often develop an extreme desire for sex and will crave it regardless of the consequences.

About sex addiction



Excessive masturbation/fantasy

Other compulsive sexual pursuits

Does my child has a sex addiction?

It is no secret that sex addiction is a growing problem. It can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, race or background. It does not discriminate and it does not care about the issues you are dealing with. It will affect everyone differently. Sex addiction can ruin relationships, harm families and even cost lives. The cause for this addiction can be rooted in childhood emotional trauma, bullying or even simple low self esteem.

Characteristics and symptoms of a sex addiction

Pornography addiction can manifest itself in many ways. One of the most common symptoms is secrecy, which means that a person hides their habits from the people around them. So if you notice that your loved one spends more time in their room and shows little interest in spending time with the family, watch out.

Get to know the symptoms first:

  • Depression
  • Aggression
  • Avoiding direct contact with loved ones (shame)
  • Lying
  • Tiredness

A sex addiction can include:

  • Pornography
  • Prostitution
  • Sadistic or masochistic behaviour
  • Indecent exposure
  • Excessive masturbation or fantasy
  • Exhibition/voyeurism
  • Other compulsive sexual pursuits

Need help? Contact us

A sex addiction is a serious and common health condition, which can affect anyone at any age. If you would like to register a teenager or young adult (aged 18-25) for a treatment at The Grange Youth Clinic, please complete our intake form and we will contact you to schedule a personal intake interview. Our therapists have experience working with individuals from all walks of life and will help you overcome your problems and find hope for the future.

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At The Grange Youth Clinic, you’ll be guided through a tough experience with empathetic support. You will have access to a comprehensive range of services, including a minimum of 6 weeks of intensive residential treatment, family coaching & counseling for parents/carers and aftercare tailored to your individual needs.

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Our treatment has a very “Intensive goal directed specialised approach” which is uniquely tailored to each client, by a highly qualified and experience multi discipline team. We focus on primarily addictive  problems combined with addressing social, emotional behavioural.

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