Sex addiction more common than previously thought with 1 in 10 men struggling with it

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Researchers found that number of people unable to control an urge to have sex may be increasing.

Clinicians have started recognising compulsive sexual behaviour as a disorder (Photo: AFP)

Rising awareness about sexuality and access to platforms for meeting new people has led to people having more sex. But sometimes things can go too far if desire for intimacy turns into obsession making people addicted to sex.

A new study has revealed that sex addiction has become a lot more prevalent than previous estimates. The findings showed that one in 10 men and one in 12 women are hooked to sexual encounters.

Although a healthy sex life comes with benefits, people may face distress when it becomes a compulsion. Researchers found that number of people unable to control an urge to have sex may be increasing.

While it has been dropped from the diagnostic manual of psychiatric disorders, clinicians have started recognising compulsive sexual behaviour.

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