Viewing pornography may or may not include masturbation. Use continues despite risk of negative consequences and / or attempts to stop.
What is an affair / infidelity? No matter what you call it, infidelity, cheating, unfaithfulness, this type of behavior manifests itself as one or more of the following categories:
What does sex mean? A sexual affair may or may not include intercourse, but does involve physical contact with another individual. For example:
Being sexual with someone other than your spouse is infidelity regardless of the gender of the other person.
Same-sex attraction or gender confusion does not mean a person is a pedophile. For example, if you find same-sex adult pornography on a spouse’s computer it does not necessarily mean your children are at risk.
Sometimes in sexual addiction situations, a person may have a sexual encounter with a person of the same sex, but that does not necessarily mean that they have same sex attraction or that they are homosexual.
Not all affairs are the same in nature. Depending on the kind of affair the way you go about treating it can be different. As a result, the dynamics of your situation may differ from others you know of and the marriage counseling needs may be different. Below are five examples of different types of affairs:
See this article by Rick Reynolds for more on the 6 Types of Affairs.
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