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CSB/Sexual Compulsive Behaviors

CSBD-Compulsive sexual behavior disorder characterized by a persistent pattern of failure to control intense, repetitive sexual impulses. Symptoms may include repetitive sexual activities that become a central focus of the person's life to the point that health, personal care, and other interests are neglected.


There are several unsuccessful efforts to reduce or completely stop the compulsive sexual behavior. Continued repetitive sexual behavior despite negative consequences or absence of expected satisfaction from it.


Pattern of failed attempts to control intense sexual impulses or deficits over an extended period of time (6 months or more) and causes marked distress or significant impairment in personal, family, social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.Anxiety related only to morals and values around sex is not sufficient to meet this requirement."*

                                                                                                      *  Source WHO/ ICD 11

The focus of your treatment is that you should develop the ability to besex positive rather than focusing on what NOT to do. 

Here you can read what Sexpositiv means

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Our view on sex addiction

The concept sex addiction is complex and we strive to constantly stay up to date with the latest the research on the problem.


New Beginning is critical of the diagnosis of sex addiction. Compulsive behavior does not necessarily mean that you have an addictive disease.


Both love and sex are a pleasure for (many of) us and many with sexual compulsive behaviors experience a pleasure and excitement in what they do and would continue with their behaviors, unless a relative had a different arousal pattern or values regarding the behaviors.


It is a fine balancing act to determine  what is healthy sexuality. Is it about you as a client needing help accepting that it is included; sex with multiple partners; watching gay porn even though you define yourself as straight; practicing BDSM; kink etc.  in your arousal pattern and dare to stand up for it or do you want to change the behavior because it creates great suffering for you.  That it helps you to deafen or suppress one or more negative emotions in a destructive way?  

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