Sex addiction

Young sex addicts also develop a distorted view on relationships and intimacy. The act of sex is not always the underlying factor of the addiction. Sex can be regarded as a thrill, a way out of bullying or even a way to try and generate some sense of belonging.

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Does my child suffer from a sex addiction?

Sex addiction is a widely underestimated issue and of growing concern worldwide. Many therapists acknowledge long term physical and psychological damage are at risk, particularly since the brain is still in development until the age of 25. Young sex addicts also develop a distorted view on relationships and intimacy. The act of sex is not always the underlying factor of the addiction. Sex can be regarded as a thrill, a way out of bullying or even a way to try and generate some sense of belonging. For example, young people may use their bodies as a quick fix to compensate for a low self-esteem. When viewing pornography, the brain releases large amounts dopamine, the same chemical that drives reward-seeking behaviour in substance addictions.

Do you think your child might be addicted to sex or pornography? Do you believe he/she displays abnormal sexual behaviour? Get to know the symptoms first: depression, aggression, avoiding direct contact with loved ones (shame), lying, tiredness, etc.

Sexual addictions may include:

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

Do you recognise one or more of these signs? Request an intake interview today.

Treatment of a sex addiction

At Yes We Can Youth Clinics we help teenagers and young adults to overcome their sex addiction and to live and function in society in a pleasant way. We help young people with an addiction to slowly demolish the wall they have built around themselves, to leave their destructive life behind them forever and to face a bright future. Yes We Can Youth Clinics strives to reduce any medication that the teenager or young adult already receive to zero or as little as possible during the treatment.

Need help for sex addicted teenagers and young adults?

Yes We Can Youth Clinics can effectively treat teenagers & young adults struggling with a sex addiction or abnormal sexual behaviour. Interested to learn more about Yes We Can Youth Clinics and our intake procedure? Please send us an email using our contact form.

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Why it works

For young people aged 13-25, Yes We Can Youth Clinics offers 10 weeks intensive residential treatment. During the treatment there is also 4 days of family coaching & counselling for parents/carers. Upon completion, an extensive tailor-made aftercare programme will be devised, in collaboration with our partners all over the world.

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