it might be a reason some people find Orthodoxy attractive it gives them ammo to pathologize their lives.Hey religion is a neurobiological illness and Orthodoxy is its cure!!111
In short, many are pathologically attempting to be pathological.Like a lot of the celebs that go to sex rehab? So you consider having sex/thoughts a disease when it starts to seriously affect cognitive functions, people around them and creating disorder in one's life?
Don't have to answer since you want to talk about it elsewhere. For me it's not serious enough to talk about it elsewhere, I just wanted a discussion about it.
It's not about what I think, it is about the nature of a disorder
Such things are attempted to be measured as far they can be. So unless something is having negative consequences in your life for you, de nada. Disorders are almost always typical human behavior engaged in either frequency or in such a quality as to DISORDER one's life.
The Church has one view of this. Clinical psychology another.
Everyone is obsessive. Everyone has compulsions. Not everyone has OCD. Heck a person with OCD in one environment might not have it in another.
Some people can drink alcohol and get along in life just fine. Others cannot.
Trying to quantify or measure qualitatively the subjective experience of another is nearly impossible, so folks look at consequences, behavior, which might be strongly correlated with the subjective aspect of the a disorder. Everyone gets depressed, not everyone has had depression. So frequency of crying and under what conditions one cries is a better way to gauge one's state, than talking about one's subjective opinion about one's affective state.
This is psych 101. Sorry for the bore, just wanted to make myself clear.
So yes, think about sex all you want, but don't tell me you have a serious addiction till your behavior resembles that of people being restrained so that they cannot drink or use drugs while they detox.
You have an obsession and perhaps a compulsion and maybe a disorder, but I doubt it.
For the Church, these notions are much less clear and become even more muddled when persons attempt to marry them with clinical psychology. (See Fr. Meletios Webber.)