Archive for September, 2012

What does “Acting Out” Mean in Sex Addiction?

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What does “Acting Out” Mean in Sex Addiction?

People anyone struggling with a sex addiction,  the phrase “acting out” refers to the actual behavior that is associated with the addiction. These behaviors are self-defined. For example, a person with a porn addiction might run up a credit card bill by purchasing internet pornography or sneak off to the adult theater to watch...
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How Do I Prevent Sexually Obsessive Thoughts?

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How Do I Prevent Sexually Obsessive Thoughts?

The simple answer and one you may not want to hear is…You can’t. That’s right, you can’t control the sexually obsessive thoughts that enter your mine…what you can control is what you do with those thoughts. Sexual thoughts and feelings are common both in individuals who are struggling with sex addiction and those who...
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Whan Can I Expect During Withdrawal from Sex Addiction?

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Whan Can I Expect During Withdrawal from Sex Addiction?

Once you have acknowledged you have a sex addiction, and made the decision to get help, you need to prepare yourself for a period of withdrawal. Like any drug or substance, it’s not going to be smooth sailing. Going through withdrawal from sex addiction is akin to withdrawal from many other substances such as...
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How Do I Find Friends in Sex Addiction Recovery Groups?

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How Do I Find Friends in Sex Addiction Recovery Groups?

Recovery groups like Sex Addicts Anonymous, Sexaholics Anonymous, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous and others have created a fellowship of individuals recovering from sex addiction. This group support setting increases the success rate of sex addicts wishing to maintain sexual sobriety. With the regular attendance at these meetings there is a specific need that...
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Are Women Sex Addicts?

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To many people, sex addiction seems like an exclusively male problem. The mainstream media certainly perpetuates this viewpoint, with intense focus on high profile sex addiction cases like that of Tiger Woods. To some extent, sex addiction is a pretty masculine issue. Many males are affected, and many more males are reportedly affected than...
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What Sex Addiction Support Groups are Available for Spouses, Partners and Family Members?

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What Sex Addiction Support Groups are Available for Spouses, Partners and Family Members?

The spouses, partners and family members of sex addicts have a unique challenge in dealing with sex addiction. They often suffer quietly as they watch their loved one on a downward spiral into the depths of addiction. Many spouses, partners and other close family members often blame themselves or somehow feel responsible. Another common...
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What is a Holistic Approach for Treating Sex Addiction?

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What is a Holistic Approach for Treating Sex Addiction?

You likely know that sex addiction can be effectively treated by twelve step programs, one on one therapy, and group therapy. But did you know  holistic treatment can also help? Holistic healing is based on concepts of empathy, spirituality, de-stressing, and looking inside yourself. Many sex addicts have tried the holistic approach and describe...
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