A makeshift memorial to the victims of the Atlanta spa shooting shows both grief and outrage.
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The story of the alleged Atlanta shooter highlights the two most common ways Americans think about compulsive behaviors – considering them the results of temptation and treating them as diseases.
Feeling ‘addicted to sex’ has more to do with one’s values than frequency of behavior.
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‘Sex addiction’ isn’t a diagnosable disorder, but the turmoil religious men feel over the disconnect between their sexual values and behavior can lead to real psychological distress.
An activist during Jacob Zuma’s rape trial in 2006. He was acquitted and went on to become South Africa’s president.
The #Metoo campaign shows that we should not think of Harvey Weinstein as an isolated case, or just one bad apple. There are thousands more like him. Globally, sexual harassment has become normalised.
Are you a prisoner of your habits?
Drugs, coffee, television – they can all be described as ‘addictive’. But when do they become a problem?
There are reasons to be sceptical that sex addiction will turn out to be anything as powerful as drug addiction.
Is sex addiction real? That is, is it really a disorder, involving diminished control over behaviour? Questions such as these are difficult to answer because it’s always difficult to distinguish diminished…