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“Sex Addiction” Is Not a Justification for Killing, or Really an Addiction—It Reflects a Person’s Own Moral Misgivings about Sex  

Author:  Joshua B. Grubbs.

Source: Volume 22, Number 06, October/November 2021 , pp.83-84(2)

Sex Offender Law Report

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A 21-year-old white man is alleged to have entered three different spas in the greater Atlanta, GA, area on March 16, 2021, and shot dead eight people, six of whom were Asian women. The following day, Cherokee County Sheriff’s officials announced what the suspect blamed as a possible motive for the killings: sex addiction. The author, a researcher who specializes in behavioral addictions, explains why clinicians typically do not diagnose “Sex Addiction”—because it is not a recognized disorder in the mental health community. There is no diagnosis of “sex addiction” in any diagnostic manual that psychologists consult when working with patients. From his research work, the author concludes that religion and sexual addiction are deeply intertwined; he explains how he reached that conclusion in this brief article.

Keywords: “Sex Addiction” and Religion

Affiliations:  1: Bowling Green State University.

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