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Sex Addiction: What is Guilt and Shame

Sex Addiction: What is Guilt and Shame

I recently responded to a comment/question asked on an earlier blog, Sex Addiction: Why Can’t You Just Stop Acting Out?. It got me thinking about how guilt and shame play a role in the addiction cycle. Now guilt and shame may be part of the original cause of the addiction, but that isn’t what I...
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Isn’t Masturbation Healthy? How can I be a sex addict?

Most people think that masturbation is a normal, healthy part of an individual’s sex life. But that isn’t always the case. Like with any addiction, it is the excessive, compulsive behavior that defines the addiction. With this addiction the need to act out in order to fill a void, stop an emotion, or get...
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Six Ways Sex Addiction Can Hurt You!

Sex addiction is an issue that spreads beyond the individual addict.  The time spent planning and engaging in the addictive behaviors, the mood swings that come from cravings, guilt and shame, and the consistent lies involved in hiding the addiction all take a toll of familial and social relationships.  Engaging in these behaviors can...
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Treating sex addiction

Once you have decided that you want to reclaim your life from the mess that is sex addiction where do you begin? This is a question that plagues many sex addicts. Sure you’ve heard about treatment programs, but they are expensive. Right? The facilities will take you away from you job, your family, and...
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What Works In Sex Addiction Treatment Programs

There are many methods to treat sex addiction. As every person is different, their addiction, addiction cycle, and triggers will be different.  For this reason treatment is also individual. But there are common techniques that can be used in successful recovery.  This video has some ideas about what works in a successful sex addiction...
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Video on Recovering from Sex Addiction Through the 12 Steps

Video on Recovering from Sex Addiction  Through the 12 Steps

If you haven’t seen this yet, here is a video on the 12 steps to recovery from sex addiction. The video goes through the types of 12 step groups, how they work, and breaks down each step for you. These groups are one of the key tools in recovery from sex addiction, and putting...
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What is a Spiritual Approach to Recovery from Sex Addiction?

What is a Spiritual Approach to Recovery from Sex Addiction?

Successful recovery from sex addiction can involve a lot of things, from support groups to Twelve-Step programs to therapy and anything in between. Whichever road you decide to travel down, your own spirituality will be incredibly important to your recovery process. Spirituality can be loosely defined as your personal connection and feelings about a...
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Is There a Biblical Approach to Recovery from Sex Addiction?

Is There a Biblical Approach to Recovery from Sex Addiction?

Sex addiction can strike anyone, even the most religious of us who would never intentionally do something against our religion. However, this kind of thing happens. Recovery from sex addiction is possible with the help of support groups, therapy, or Twelve-Step programs, but if you are a very religious person, your religion and the...
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What is Abstinence from Sex Addiction?

When used in the connotation of sex between people who are not addicted, the term abstinence generally implies abstaining from, or not engaging in, sexual activity. However, this term takes on a different meaning when it is applied to those who are in recovery from sex addiction. Within the parameters of sex addiction, abstinence...
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Is There a Cure for Sex Addiction?

Is There a Cure for Sex Addiction?

The short answer is “yes.” Sex is a subject that comes loaded with preconceived notions and misconceptions, and so it’s important to understand sex addiction terminology. First, “cured” is a strong word. It implies a disease, which many people equate with the image of a doctor giving a patient a pill or injection that...
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