Sexual addiction , also known as sex addiction , is a state characterized by compulsive participation or engagement in sexual activity , particularly sexual intercourse , despite negative consequences. Proponents of a diagnostic model for sexual addiction consider it to be one of several sex-related disorders within hypersexual disorder. Related or synonymous models of pathological sexual behavior include hypersexuality nymphomania and satyriasis , erotomania , Don Juanism or Don Juanitaism , and paraphilia -related disorders. The concept of sexual addiction is contentious. Animal research has established that compulsive sexual behavior arises from the same transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms that mediate drug addiction in laboratory animals; however, as of , [update] sexual addiction is not a clinical diagnosis in either the DSM or ICD medical classifications of diseases and medical disorders.
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Young people's use and participation in online sexual activities OSA has increased in the past two decades and has changed their behavior in the area of sexuality. The existing literature has some important limitations, concerning the assessment of the construct and its orientation toward problematic use, while ignoring its healthy use or social participation and its relationship with well-being. The main objective of this study was to analyze the relationships between the three types of OSA compulsive, isolated, and social proposed by Delmonico and Miller, as well as offline sexual behavior, and psychosexual well-being.