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Dr. Robin explains that sex addicts commonly struggle with body image issues.

"I was an exotic dancer for a little less than two years, which really throws you in this constant comparison," Jennifer says. "I'm always comparing my insides to someone else's outsides and having my worth be contingent on my sexual desirability. I feel like I don't fit a traditional mold of beauty, and I'm really not interested in my body. In fact, I prefer to have sex with someone with the lights off, or at least dimmer."

"So part of what you're saying is how you don't see your body," Dr. Robin says. "You dislike your body and then you mistreat it."
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FROM: Women Who Use Sex to Find Love
Published on February 23, 2006

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