Sexual Addiction Statistics

(Also Known As: Sex Addict Statistics, Sexaholic Statistics, Sexual Impulses Statistics)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Statistics on Sexual Addiction

  • 55% of sexual offenders are sex addicts.
  • 71% of child molesters are sex addicts.
  • 72% of sex addicts have been physically abused in childhood, 81% were sexually abused and 97% were emotionally abused.
  • Sexual addiction affects 3% to 6% of the US adult population
  • There is 32% of people diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder have a sexual obsession.
  • 97% of sex addicts experience loss of self-esteem, 96% feel guilt sand shame, 94% experience self isolation, 91% feel despair and hopelessness, 83% have emotional exhaustion, 82% have fears about their own future, and 78% experience emotional instability.
  • 42% of sex addicts have problems with alcohol or drugs and 38% with eating disorders.
  • 56% of sex addicts suffered financial difficulty because of their sexual activity.

Could You Have Sexual Addiction?

Sexual Addiction Topics

Related Conditions

Drug Addiction – drug dependency, substance abuse, drug tolerance, withdrawal, intoxication, compulsion to use drugs, addiction
Gambling Addiction – compulsiveness to gamble, impulsive gambling, addiction, uncontrolled gambling, pathological gambling
Impulse Control Disorder – impulsiveness, compulsive behavior, kleptomania, pathological gambling, pyromania, obsessive compulsive
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – intrusive, repetitive thoughts, compulsiveness, obsessive personality, perfectionist
Paraphilias – persistent sexual interest, uncontrolled sexual behavior, pedophilias, sadism