Attachment Loss is the Primary Cause of Sex Addiction

The primary factor that contributes to the making of a sex addict is attachment loss because of childhood trauma. Attachment loss is a profound sense of insecurity and loneliness, usually caused by physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, or by the literal loss of a caregiver—experiences that deeply affect a child’s ability to relate to people. At some point the addict as a child felt vulnerable and unprotected.