Am I sexually addicted?
Q: I am a 16 years old boy. I used to have sex with my friends regularly. Once I let one of them to have sex with me after his many requests. Now I think that I am addicted to it. I need to have sex at least twice a month. My beloved friend, the only one, with whom I had sex is going to leave the city, therefore I want to get rid of this habit. He is the only one, whom I can trust. If I allow any one else to have sex with me, he will tell others. People of my locality know me as a gentle boy. If this secret is leaked, it will damage my image. My beloved friend says, that it is not possible to get rid of this now, because once a person is addicted to this, there is no way that he can get out of this. How can I get rid of this habit?
A:Sexual addictions can be a major concern, as often through these many diseases can be transmitted. It is not true, that if you have had sexual interaction, you will be addicted to it. However, if you feel that you are addicted, you must seek counselling as soon as possible. A cognitive behaviour therapist would be most beneficial. You may not be comfortable approaching your school psychologist, so you may enquire at the closest mental health or general hospital near you. This habit may put you at a greater risk for sexually transmitted diseases, it is important that you at least seek safe sex advice.