Ron J (also known as Roy K) in his remarkable book Lust Virus (Libera Books 2007) quotes Dr Jennifer P Schneider în Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity Vol 1, No 1, 1994 as follows:
"Milkman and Sunderwirth have divided addictions into three broad categories: arousal, satiation and fantasy addictions. Sexual addiction is probably best classified as an arousal addiction because its effects on the brain are similar to the effects of cocaine, amphetamines, compulsive gambling and risk-taking behaviours. In contrast, addiction to alcohol, sedatives or hypnotics and food are considered by them satiation addictions, whereas marijuana, peyote and LSD are examples of fantasy additions. However Milkman ans Sunderwirth (1987) believe that sexual addiction is unique in that it is its "unequaled capacity to profoundly influence each of the three pleasure planes - arousal, satiation and fantasy - that qualifies it as the "piece de résistance" among the addictions " (p45).