Archive for October, 2012

Why is Sex Addiction So Tricky To Diagnose?

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Why is Sex Addiction So Tricky To Diagnose?

Because it’s sex. Sex is used to sell, it’s used in advertising, it’s used to market products and services. Sex is used in many different ways than just “normal healthy human intimacy” When we’re dealing with sex addiction, there is no simple test that can come back with a diagnoses. There are many online...
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How To Identify a Craving or Toxic State

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How To Identify a Craving or Toxic State

The biggest part of dealing with a sex addiction is fighting the cravings, the urges, the thoughts, that drive you to act out. There are numerous techniques for riding out a craving or making indulgence difficult, but a sex addict must know his or her triggers, or toxic state, in order to deal with...
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How Does a Sex Addiction Begin?

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How Does a Sex Addiction Begin?

For many sex addicts, their sex addiction can be traced to their childhood. This is a time when the child is learning how to deal with, process and handle their emotions and the needs those emotions. Every emotion creates a need. Sadness causes a person seek comfort, anger causes  them seek validation. Children learn...
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Sex Addiction: Why Porn Addicts Relapse

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Sex Addiction: Why Porn Addicts Relapse

Porn addicts relapse because their addiction affects the pleasure and reward centers of the brain. The addict has to continually engage in the addictive behaviors to feel anything. Porn addicts tend to fall back into their addiction. This addiction to pornography is similar to drug or alcohol addiction. The desire to stop the activities...
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Sex Addiction: What is Setting Bottom Lines?

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Sex Addiction: What is Setting Bottom Lines?

A bottom line can be seen as a traffic light. It is a useful way for people recovering from sex addiction to monitor their behaviors on a daily basis. What is a bottom line in sex addiction recovery? The recovery process requires that sex addicts identify and set boundaries for sexual thoughts and behaviors....
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Sex Addiction: What is the Description for Sex Addiction?

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Sex Addiction: What is the Description for Sex Addiction?

I don’t think I can provide this description, definition or words about the disease of sex addiction enough times. Sex addiction is truly a devastating and damaging disorder and more importantly a disease. The disease of sex addiction compels otherwise normal, level-headed intelligent men and women  to engage in sexually compulsive destructive behaviors despite...
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Sex Addiction: What is Mindfulness in Recovery from Sex Addiction?

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Sex Addiction: What is Mindfulness in Recovery from Sex Addiction?

Mindfulness can be a very useful practice in the recovery process from sex addiction as well as in life after addiction. A good way to think of mindfulness is to view it as awareness. It consists of two parts: The first part is being completely in the moment. The second part is taking a...
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Sex Addiction: What Daily Challenges Do You Have?

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Sex Addiction: What Daily Challenges Do You Have?

The life of a sex addict in recovery can be quite challenging. For me, I wake up each day and have 4 major boxes to check in order for my life to be in total balance. When each of these four elements are in balance, life is really really good. When they are out...
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Sex Addiction: Am I Sober, Abstinent or in Recovery?

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Sex Addiction: Am I Sober, Abstinent or in Recovery?

There are many views on sobriety, abstinence and recovery that vary from program to program, fellowship to fellowship to fellowship and vary according to who is defining the terms. Many have the false belief that a sex addict needs to become abstinent from sex all together. It is advisable by many of the 12...
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Sex Addiction: The Importance Of 12 Step Meetings

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Sex Addiction: The Importance Of 12 Step Meetings

I just read an article called  The Importance Of 12 Step Meetings  What I liked about what the article presented was studies show that sex addicts who attend, participate and do service work at 12 step meetings maintain abstinence. What most sex addicts don’t want to hear is that solid results are not realized until...
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