Porn Addiction

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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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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Video on Recovering from Sex Addiction Through the 12 Steps

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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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10 Great Books on Sex Addiction and Recovery from Sex Addiction

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10 Great Books on Sex Addiction and Recovery from Sex Addiction

If you’re dealing with sex addiction, a sex addict in your family or cyber sex, the following books will help you understand the disease of sex addiction and help with your journey to recovery from sex addiction. Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. Dr. Carnes’ book has been praised by...
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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: Is it a Myth or is the Myth, that the Myth is a Myth?

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Sex Addiction: Is it a Myth or is the Myth, that the Myth is a Myth?

I just ran across a really interesting article by George Collins where he argues against Dr. David Ley discusses what he calls “the myth of sex addiction”   I totally agree with Mr. Colllins. As a grateful recovering sex addict who truly understands the addiction…it’s no myth. I was fortunate to attend a presentation...
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What are the Causes and Symptoms of Sex Addiction?

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What are the Causes and Symptoms of Sex Addiction?

Like all other addictions, sex addiction is a serious condition that can only be remedied with professional treatment. Those affected by sex addiction often hold a desire to trace the condition to its roots and find its cause. Sometimes a definitive cause cannot be found, but by looking closely at its roots and examining...
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How does Sex Addiction Affect Partners, Families and Children?

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How does Sex Addiction Affect Partners, Families and Children?

Sex addiction has a devastating impact on family members including spouses, children, parents and siblings. In most cases, sex addicts don’t realize the damaging effects their actions have on those around them. Family members find ways to cope with the situation as they learn to live with the sex addict’s unpredictable behavior. Many sex...
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