http://www.sexaddicthelp.com/Articles/addiction_trauma.htm This may not be the best sub forum however I'm curious on your guys opinions and this sub forum gets a fair amount of traffic. I won't quote the article in here however you guys can read it, I'm curious what your guy's beliefs are on this, how does trauma relate to addiction? I've seen quite a few episodes of the show intervention and even with drug addictions it certainly seems when they review the persons childhood or past in general that there are some kinds of traumas involved. The addiction in some cases sex is a means of coping with the trauma, similarly to a drug or gambling addiction. Basically these people are seeking pleasure in order to cope with the pain and feel better about themselves in some way. Many victims of sexual abuse will totally avoid sex while others may overindulge almost to the point of obsession in order to cope, the latter seems a bit more strange however it does make sense.