Dopamine agonist drugs used to treat MND and Parkinson’s symptoms have been linked to the development of process addictions like sex and gambling in sufferers of these diseases. With these drugs being essential to living with MND, what are sufferers to do? Motor neuron disease (MND), also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is an incurable medical condition that attacks and kills nerve cells located in the brain and the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis and death after two to five years.
With an influx of online dating technology, sex addiction is also on the rise. These alluring and addictive apps like Tinder, Grindr and OKCupid make hook-ups more accessible than ever before—but is this cause for concern? Here we discuss the effects of technology on sex addiction. Dating technology has boomed in recent years. With Tinder boasting 50 million users, the impact of dating apps on modern-day sex and romance is nothing to shake a stick at. These apps make claims about finding your perfect match, do they do more harm than good? With sex being literally at our fingertips, the question must be asked – has ‘sexnology’ fuelled sex addiction? Here we discuss the reality of sex addiction and the effect that technology has on it.