Is Homosexuality an Addiction Like Alcoholism?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry drew a comparison between alcoholism and homosexuality during a California visit that also dealt with economic issues.

Perry’s comments to the Commonwealth Club of California came after the Texas’ Republican Convention sanctioned platform language allowing Texans to seek voluntary counseling if they want to break free from homosexual addiction.

Sex can be an addiction. “Pornography addiction has been described as a behavioral addiction characterized by compulsive, repeated use of pornographic material until it causes serious negative consequences to one’s physical, mental, social, and/or financial well-being.”

Some medical professions don’t agree with that pornography is an addiction but a compulsion that can be equally destructive.

“‘The therapists who treat pornography addicts say they behave just like any other addicts,’ Mary Anne Layden told WebMD.


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