Compulsive sexual behavior can occur in both men and women, though it's more common in men. It can also affect anyone, regardless of sexual orientation — whether heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual.

Compulsive sexual behavior may occur in people who have:

  • Alcohol or drug abuse problems
  • Another mental health condition, such as a mood disorder (depression or bipolar disorder), or a gambling addiction
  • A history of physical or sexual abuse
Sept. 13, 2014