Sexual Anorexia


Sexual Anorexia is defined by a set of characteristics:

1. A pattern of resistance to anything sexual

2. Continuing that pattern of avoidance, even though they may know itÕs self-destructive (ie: harm a marriage, prevent relationships)

3. Going to great lengths to avoid sexual contact or attention

4. Rigid or judgmental attitudes toward sexuality - their own, and others

5. Resistance and avoidance of deeper, more painful life issues

6. Extreme shame and self-loathing about their bodies, sexual attributes and experiences

7. Obsessing about sex and how to avoid it, to a point where it interferes with normal living

8. Possible episodes of sexual bingeing or periods of sexual compulsivity

9. Desire to control oneÕs body, sexuality and environments

10. Terror and high anxiety of being sexual or appearing sexual in any way

11. Anger and self-hatred that goes back to childhood and their relationship with one or more parents or other influences in the home.

The sexual anorexic's primary goal is to find ways not to combine intimacy with sex. Both men and women can suffer from this disorder, and most keep silent about it. They initially feel out-of-sorts and don't speak openly about their apathy for fear of being judged negatively in today's society, which values sexual behavior so very highly.




Sexual Anorexia Wikipedia





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