Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD)

Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD) is the obsession with masturbation, pornography, prostitution, cybersex, and other sexually related behavior. It is included in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases and is classified under Impulse Control Disorder. This extreme preoccupation disrupts daily routine, relationships, and work-life balance. Someone with this condition may experience: intense sexual urges and fantasies, both satisfaction and guilt after satisfying the urge, inability to maintain stable relationships, and/or engage in sexual activities to relieve stress or loneliness, and continuing such behaviors despite dangerous consequences.

For instance, a person with CSBD may feel the urge to have sex two to three times a day even if it is already putting a strain on his relationship. His wife is sometimes “too tired” so he secretly picks up prostitutes on the streets. His urge becomes stronger when stressed or angry. He has also been having affairs with a colleague and his wife has become highly suspicious with his “business meetings”. He actually feels guilty but the sexual impulse is too strong.

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