2 thoughts on “Sex with a Stranger: Addiction to Anonymous Sex

  • August 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Inductive or deductive?

    You write…

    “But for the person who prefers anonymous sex and who compulsively seeks out anonymous sex as their ultimate form of sexual arousal there is often a history of early sexual experiences that were frightening and that lead to lack of healthy attachment and an avoidance of intimacy.”

    Within the gay community for decades, anonymous sex and cruising were and are normative. Did those folks experience frightening early sexual experiences, lack of healthy attachment, and avoidance of intimacy? Or are they operating simply with different drives and norms?

    Another question is whether you draw your conclusions from overall survey data like Kinsey, or inductively from what you see in your office?

    • August 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Good observations. Especially about the gay community. See also Rob Weiss’s book “Cruise Control.”


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