Widespread sex addiction worsening depression among gay men

Apr 7, 2018 by

by Ed Straker, American Thinker:

Vox, of all places, has exposed the deep psychological problems that gay men are having from all too frequent casual sexual activity.  The article, written by a homosexual psychiatrist, claims that the “overuse” of the casual gay sex app Grindr is making gay men depressed, and that up to 50% of gay men suffer from clinical depression.

And I thought gay meant “happy.”

[B]oth Grindr and the research community have been silent on mental health.  Yet since 2007, more gay men have died from suicide than from HIV.  A staggering number of gay men suffer from depression, with some estimates as high as 50 percent.

A recent survey of 200,000 iPhone users by Time Well Spent, a nonprofit focused on the digital attention crisis, showed that 77 percent of Grindr users felt regret after using the app.

The users I interviewed told me that when they closed their phones and reflected on the shallow conversations and sexually explicit pictures they sent, they felt more depressed, more anxious, and even more isolated.  Some experience overwhelming guilt following a sexual encounter in which no words are spoken.

The article attempts to portray homosexual men as being unhappy because of their use of Grindr.  But could it be instead that their use of Grindr is a symptom, rather than a cause?

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