I believe it is important for an individual suffering from compulsive sexual behavior and those supporting them, to hold the social views of sexuality with open-mindedness and non-judgement. There may be aspects of an individual's sexual behavior that they feel needs attention and want to change, but there is a beautiful richness in the spectrum of sexual expression that social views and morals needlessly limit and restrict. Perhaps the conversation needs to shift to better understanding principles of sexual health, promoting sexual education, and empowering individuals to cultivate and express their sexuality by engaging in sexual behavior that is meaningful and nourishing to them rather than judge and impose subjective beliefs of sexuality and sex.
A difficulty for me as a sex therapist is how to communicate my approach to working with compulsive sexual behavior that does not alienate those who identify with the Sex Addiction model, while still providing an alternative to those for whom the Sex Addiction model does not resonate. As a result, I believe more education and outreach is needed in order for our society to better understand, relate to, and support those struggling with Out of Control Sexual Behavior–an endeavor to which I am glad to add my voice.