“People don’t escalate outside their arousal templates,” says Weiss.It’s about spending more and more time to get your fix and disregarding the negative consequences.Weiss adds that it’s like any addiction, and the addict increasingly “needs to have this intensity-based experience.”However, the idea that sex is clinically addictive remains controversial.As we’ve reported in the the Fix, sex addiction is not recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as a diagnosable disorder.The list of behaviors associated with a sexual addict is so mundane, practically anyone can tick off at least a couple. “Sexual addiction follows a certain repetitive pattern; if you’d rather ask forgiveness than permission, that’s abusive.”Compulsive sexual behavior, the clinical phrase for sex addiction, is what experts call a “progressive intimacy disorder,” meaning that it worsens the longer it’s left untreated.However, this does mean every addict eventually transforms into a sex offender.Papua New Guinea is home to the world's largest butterfly, but oil palm plantations are threatening the rare species' habitat.Conservationists and local residents alike would like to save the species by lifting a ban on trade in the butterfly and selling it for thousands of dollars to collectors.
Its long, narrow wings are reminiscent of a swallow's, as they shimmer in the sunlight like iridescent sequins.
In today's society, more than half of all marriages fail for various reasons.
The fact is that relationships, whether dating or married, are hard.
But - although it is rare - sometimes one of you actually does want something serious after all.
Maybe you’re a couple of months in, and after a series of grown-up sleepovers and evenings spent eating and drinking together, they realise they want to be - shock horror - exclusive.