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Sex-crazed lives Sexual addiction is a growing disorder, much like compulsive gambling and addiction to cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol. As of February 2004, an estimated 16 million Americans are fighting this disorder. It starts with the person feeling empty, lonely, or depressed. The person then tries to resolve his or her pain with something that satisfies their emotions—sex. One woman claims, “I was trying to get non-sexual needs met sexually and that was the only way I knew how to meet those needs.” People do this all the time with food, smoking, alcohol, or drugs. This shows continuous reinforcement because each time they are feeling depressed or empty, they resort to sex which is a naturally satisfying. It is continuous because every time they seek this good feeling, they always achieve it. Then, even after they want to stop the behavior, it has already become addictive most likely because of a chemical we produce in our brains. One girl, after getting cervical cancer and her life was in so much danger and she still could not stop
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