The Myth of Sex Addiction

by David L. Ley
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014

The Myth of Sex Addiction

The concept of sexual addiction is a controversial one because it is based on questionable research and subjective moral judgments.

I this book, Ley presents the history and questionable science underlying this alleged disorder, exposing the moral and cultural judgments that are embedded in the concept, as well as the significant economic factors that drive the label of sex addiction in clinical practice and the popular media.

Ley also cautions that the label of “sex addiction” – which is not recognized in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual for Psychiatric Disorders (DSM-V) – avoids holding people accountable for their behaviors.

TAGS: Sex Addiction

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