Sexual Narcissism: Addiction or Anachronism?

  title={Sexual Narcissism: Addiction or Anachronism?},
  author={C. Apt and D. F. Hurlbert},
  journal={The Family Journal},
  pages={103 - 107}
This article addresses the issue of whether sexual addictions exist. An examination of how the concept developed and how it is applied leads to a discussion of why the authors believe that this is an inappropriate use of the term addiction. A specific form of sexual dysfunction, sexual narcissism, is used as an example. Sexual narcissism is not a sexual addiction; it is an enduring pattemn of traditional and dysfunctional forms of sexual interaction characterized by, among other traits, the… Expand
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