Obviously, it focuses on heterosexual relationships, but these behaviors are common to LGBT sex addicts, too.
So what do you do if your partner is exhibiting three or more (my estimate) of these signs? (Ending the relationship will still be an option in an hour or a day.) Don't assume the worst just yet. When I was confronted, I lied and continued lying, and tried to persuade my partner that she was full of shit.
You never know, though: He may be relieved to have it out in the open.
Because the addict is keeping a secret -- and living a double life -- he's also covering it up.
He's typically not where he says he is, but that may be just the beginning of the lies.
He may tell you he makes more money than he really does. He may tell you he's working late but then comes home smelling like booze.
The lies he tells might have nothing to do with sex, but the fact that he is a compulsive liar is itself a warning sign.
Maybe he has some "character flaws" (like being a narcissist), maybe he's super-attracted to someone else, maybe he no longer likes you and is on his way out.
To qualify as sex addiction, the cheating has to be pretty much nonstop. At my worst, I was carrying on three or four relationships at once outside of my primary one.
People who suffer from sex addiction often answer yes to questions pertaining to whether or not they have taken part in risk sexual behavior or whether sex has ever caused serious problems in their lives.