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Sex Addiction: What is Guilt and Shame

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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?

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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!

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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

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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

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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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Why Do Sex Addicts Keep Secrets?

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Why Do Sex Addicts Keep Secrets?

The simple answer is sex addicts keep secrets because they have to. The feelings of shame, guilt, embarrassment and fear of discovery take them deeper into isolation and they pull away from all other aspects of life due to the overwhelming need to move deeper in their addiction. At first the secrets start small...
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Sex Addiction: Why Can’t You Just Stop Acting Out?

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Sex Addiction: Why Can’t You Just Stop Acting Out?

I joined Indian Bob of Recovery Radio Raw on his  Halloween Eve, 10/31/2012 show and I answered some questions many people ask about addictions and sex addiction.  The first question we discussed was Why can’t you just stop?,  the question most often asked of addicts by others who are not afflicted with the disease. And...
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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: 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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