The trip from affection The sexually addicted individual trying to overcome sex dependency handles two separate problems. The very first, as well as the most evident, is making use of sex as a getaway. The sex addict also uses sex the same way an overeater makes use of food; the alcoholic uses alcohol as well as an addict uses heroin: His attempt to escape reality stops working as all such efforts do, and his intimacy concerns get worse because rather than overcoming them, he relies on a poor substitute. From the viewpoint of affection, the guy having a problem with a self-pleasure and pornography dependency has a dependency which takes on any intimate partnership he goes into. Sometimes he ends up being so absorbed in his addiction he stays clear of close relationships.