Sexual addictions are being birthed in youth and children and may be thoroughly entrenched by early adulthood.? Prevention is key, and with most prevention strategies frequently not addressed by a parents or care providers.? Early conversations need to start in age appropriate ways with quality educational materials.? Some resources are available on the resources tab on our website.? An intentional dialogue should be ongoing through the maturing child into adolescence. Here is a brief questionnaire called PATHOS.? It is a screening tool for sexual addiction.
- Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts?? (Preoccupied)
- Do you hide some of your sexual behavior from others? (Ashamed)
- Have you ever sought help for sexual behavior you did not like? (Treatment)
- Has anyone been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior? (Hurt others)
- Do you feel controlled by your sexual desire? (Out of control)
- When you have sex, do you feel depressed afterwards? (Sad)
A positive response to just one indicates a need for additional assessment.? You can also go to www.sexhelp.com, for additional assessments. Call to schedule an appointment with Michael or Ashlie.