Here's why being sex-obsessed might actually be bad for your sex life 2 years ago

Here's why being sex-obsessed might actually be bad for your sex life

We've all got at least one friend who can't stop thinking about sex...

But a new study suggests that being obsessed with sex might actually have a detrimental effect on one's sex life.

The study, by Frédérick Philippe and Robert Vallerand, was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and concludes that "obsessive sexual passion" is not healthy.

Scientific American reports "Those scoring higher in obsessive sexual passion were more likely to perceive sexual intent in ambiguous social interactions as well as to perceive sexuality in words that don't explicitly have a sexual connotation (e.g., "nurse", "heels," "uniform")."

Even more disturbing, the magazine writes "Obsessive sexual passion was also related to violent actions under threat of romantic rejection, as well as greater dissolution of romantic relationships over time."

The study argues that these attitudes are more common among those who see sex as a goal that conflicts with other life goals and elements of life, as opposed to an integrated part of life.

On the other end of the spectrum were participants who experience what is called "harmonious sexual passion." These participants were better able to control their sex drives, and experience fewer intrusive sexual thoughts.