Posted by: Jane M | October 23, 2012

Sex Addiction… a Valid Medical Diagnosis or Not!

Sex addiction is currently being studied by the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA which may mean that this condition could soon become part of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). In order to achieve this status, sexual addiction will need to be carefully assessed and all external factors that may affect ones sex drive such as medications, other mental conditions, bipolar disorders or substance abuse removed from the equation.

ShoooeWeee, that’s quite a mouthful… so what does this mean? In essence it means that sex addiction may soon be recognized as a valid Mental Disorder, not just something people whisper about behind closed doors or a joke they tell their friends about. It has been found that individuals suffering with sexual addiction or Hypersexual behaviors are less likely to manage stress, their impulsive behaviors and balance emotional disturbances occurring in the world around them. Hypersexual behaviors also account for high rates of job and relationship loss as well as a high rate of developing sexually transmitted diseases. What adds to this predicament is that sexual addiction presents itself from between the age of 18 – 25 when teenagers are said to be most active in their sexual pursuits.

Numerous sexual partners means a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. One such sexual disease which is spreading far and wide is Herpes. Herpes is a virus that once contracted cannot be fully treated; the condition can only be managed. This is because the Herpes Virus remains dormant in the nerve root cells waiting for a trigger to set itself off again. This usually results in herpes outbreaks which develop as fluid filled blisters that rupture developing in and around the genital areas (HSV-2). During an outbreak, the virus is extremely infectious and can be transmitted via either oral or sexual intercourse. Oral Herpes is known as HSV-1.

Be wary, be wise, be condom-wise however that’s not to say an outbreak that is not able to be covered by a condom will not spread… This is often the case with Herpes as outbreak blisters do not develop on the genital areas alone, but rather around these areas making full covering of outbreaks sometimes impossible. Be considerate and thoughtful to others bodies, if you know you have the virus, seek management treatment and always use protection. Try to avoid sexual or oral intercourse especially during outbreaks and remember, Herpes although not curable is fully manageable.

One such way of managing this sexually transmitted disease is with the use of SuperH Ointment. This ointment has been found to treat and reduce the occurrence of herpes outbreaks as well as treat symptoms associated with this condition such as pain, bursting of blisters, itching, redness and swelling of the genital areas. SuperH Ointment is also homeopathic and ideal in treating cold sores which can also be a result of the Herpes virus but rather the Herpes simplex1 virus.

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