On inclusion of Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder (CSBD) as an impulse control disorder rather than an addiction in the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) in 2019, the term ‘sex addiction’ is now considered outdated.

At Innisfree Therapy, we recognise the importance of this distinction and our programmes are based on improving individuals’ capacity for impulse and emotional self-regulation towards sexual health and a new way of being, rather than using an abstinence based Addiction Model.