What is Sexual Anorexia?
Sexual anorexia, also known as sexual anorexia nervosa or sexual anorexia disorder, is a term that has been used to describe a pattern of behavior in which individuals have an extreme fear or aversion to sexual activity, intimacy, or sexual relationships. It is not an officially recognized diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) or other widely accepted diagnostic manuals. However, some therapists and clinicians have used the term to describe a range of symptoms and behaviors related to an individual's avoidance or suppression of their sexual desires and needs.
WHAT IS COMPULSIVE SEXUAL AVOIDANCE (SEXUAL ANOREXIA) - FROM SAA.pdf
What is Anorexia in S.L.A.A.pdf
Common characteristics or behaviors associated with sexual anorexia may include:
Susan Zola, LCSW, CCPS, CSAT
Licensed In: Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, and Virginia
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – SUNY Binghamton, 1980
Master of Social Work – Adelphi University School of Social Work, 1982.
Private Practice – "Mind Over Matters," 2006.
LCSW License #078530-1
APSATS The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists
CSAT Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
IITAP The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
CCPS Certified Clinical Partner Specialist