The rise of sexual anorexia

Sexual anorexia, which is a set of attitudes and behaviours to sex very much like a food anorexic’s attitudes and behaviours towards food, is on the rise. They are separate conditions but there is some overlap as people with food disorders also often have issues with intimacy and building relationships.  In both cases, people are trying to control their environment and manage their unbearable feelings. As a clinician who has also suffered with this condition, I am seeing more people with these issues.  Sexual anorexia affects both men and women, it is linked to the spectrum of ‘addiction’ which affects between 10-17%…

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