5. Having multiple sex partners and frequent one-night stands
In order to remain satisfied, sex addicts often have multiple sex partners and have frequent one-night stands. This can be problematic, as studies have shown that there is a correlation between the number of sex partners and one’s mental health.
Interestingly, researchers have found that the chances of developing substance dependence increased with the number of sex partners that participants had. This correlational relationship was particularly stronger in women. However, the researchers also noted that casual relationships usually stem from lack of “emotional fulfillment,” thus people in these relationships may turn to substance abuse to self-medicate.