Is sex addiction really an excuse to cheat?

It seems wherever you look these days, people are racing to explain away bad behaviour with a syndrome and sex addiction feels like the perfect excuse to justify someone’s refusal to keep hold of their moral compass.

Dr Gomathi Sitharthan, senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Sydney says the jury is still out on whether sex addiction is real. “Simply substituting certain behaviors that are commonly observed among substance users and applying them to excessive sexual behaviors cannot justify it as a syndrome.”

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The problem with reducing the phenomenon of “cheating” to individual morality or pathology is that such an analysis fails to take into account the effect of societal assumptions and expectations regarding monogamy within relationships that people sign up for whether or not they’re realistic or even natural.

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