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Best Exercises/Activities For Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder

For most men, sex is deemed a friendly, healing and enjoyable activity. There is something natural about everybody’s sexual fantasies, ambition, and emotions. But these dreams and desires sometimes become a unique obsession and urges that make you being focused on sex only. This is known as compulsive sexual behavior disorder that can contribute to a range of social, mental and health problems and may adversely affect everyday life. People with compulsive sexual behavior disorder want to be associated with an intoxicated lust for behavior related to sexual activities.(1)

Best Exercises/Activities For Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder

Effective treatment of compulsive sexual behavior disorder is essential to prevent your sex life from becoming erratic and unstable. It is often possible to control or manage hypersexual behavior when treated early and you show a will to get treated. A healthy lifestyle, including adequate exercise, always helps. Medicines to treat depression or antipsychotics and mood stabilizers may help. Another important mean of treatment is to opt for family counseling and a cognitive-behavioral approach.

It is best to get support to recognize the emotions and feelings that triggering your behaviors as soon as possible. There are different groups to seek help and are available online. Cognitive-behavioral therapy might also provide ways to modify your actions. Encouraging your subconscious desire to be examined through talk therapy is another option.(3)

An Exercise Plan For Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder

The above-mentioned approaches should be paired with a daily exercise schedule. Simple exercise plans such as going for a walk (daily 10000 steps), cycling, swimming or jogging for 45-60 minutes, strength training exercises 2-3 days every week are good options. This will help you relieve stress considerably, reduce anxiety and depression, and you will start loving and respecting your body. Physical activity helps improve symptoms of compulsive sexual behavior disorder, particularly when combined with medicines and psychotherapy. Including meditation, running, swimming, rigorous cross-training, cycling, yoga, and breathing exercises will help a lot.

You may also be amazed at how the diet changes will relieve stress and improve your conduct. By removing processed and junk foods, cutting down fats, limiting alcohol and sugar intake, you will decrease inflammation considerably throughout your body. It will help to change your viewpoint.(3)(4)

Remember To Have Sex Therapy

A psychiatrist often allows couples and spouses to address age-related problems in the partnership apart from medical care. Sexual addiction therapy may include individual and family counseling, support groups, as well as psychotherapy. It is important to feel good and proper counseling and exercise can really help achieve it.

Do not stop consulting others and taking help due to guilt or shame. You need support to treat and control compulsive sexual behavior disorder and addiction to excessive sex. Sadly, it may also sound uncomfortable for medical professionals to speak about this.(5)

Communicate And Seek Help

Communicate with others to share your problems and find ways to a solution. You must never stop looking for help because you can’t control your sex drive or handle the symptoms of compulsive sexual behavior disorder on yourself.

The medication also plays a major role in the management of compulsive sexual behavior disorder. Take the help of antidepressants and other drugs. But never self-medicate and always consult your physician before taking any drug.

Clinically described as an unhealthy fascination for sexual activity, compulsive sexual behavior disorder can be described as a person with excessive dependency on pornography, extreme act of masturbation (unusually high frequency), intense libido, strong sexual imagination/fantasies, and uncontrolled and intense urge to have sex with one or many partners.

An individual with compulsive sexual behavior disorder may take part in a range of sexual activities to fulfill his or her desire, for instance, having web sex, masturbation, sexual encounters with multiple partners, watching porn, and similar acts. They are always pre-occupied with sexual thoughts and often find opportunities to meet their uncontrollable impulses to have sex.

This could ultimately affect the physical and psychological health of the individual including his or her social life, employment status, and other facets of life. Thus, the disorder may make life miserable for the person when poorly controlled. The disorder will impact men and women equally.(2)


  1. Kraus SW, Voon V, Potenza MN. Should compulsive sexual behavior be considered an addiction? Addiction. 2016;111(12):2097-2106.
  2. Efrati Y, Mikulincer M. Individual-based Compulsive Sexual Behavior Scale: Its development and importance in examining compulsive sexual behavior. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. 2018;44(3):249-259.
  3. Keller-Varady K, Hasan A, Schneider-Axmann T, et al. Feasibility and effectiveness of aerobic exercise training interventions in schizophrenia. European Psychiatry. 2016;33:S41-S42.
  4. Birchard T. Overcoming sex addiction: A self-help guide. Routledge; 2017.
  5. Carnes PJ, Adams KM. Clinical management of sex addiction. Routledge; 2019.

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Sheetal DeCaria, M.D.
Sheetal DeCaria, M.D.
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Sheetal DeCaria, M.D. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:January 3, 2020

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