sex addiction and love addiction the same thing? No! sex addicts
are addicted to the sexual experience. The goal is orgasm. Emotional
intimacy is not important. Many professionals believe that the
preoccupation with sex is an attempt to avoid emotional intimacy
by connecting with someone sexually.
addiction, on the other hand, comes in many forms, all them different
from sex addiction. Some love addicts carry a torch for unavailable
people. Some love addicts obsess when they fall in love. Some
love addicts get addicted to the euphoric effects of romance.
Others cannot let go of a toxic relationship even if they are
unhappy, depressed, lonely, neglected or in danger. Some love
addicts are codependent and others are narcissistic. Some love
addicts use sex to manage feelings; others are sexually anorexic.
The common denominator is this: unlike sex addicts, love addicts
crave an emotional connection and will avoid at any cost separation
anxiety and loneliness.