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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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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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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: Why Do People with a Sex Addiction Relapse?

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Sex Addiction: Why Do People with a Sex Addiction Relapse?

I’ve never met a sex addict who is happy with the fact that it takes time to recovery from sex addiction and it won’t happen overnight. The sex addict is so used to instant gratification in their disease. Whatever their “acting out” behavior or habits, they get instant gratification and release by achieving orgasm....
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What are the Dangers of Slippery Behaviors in Sex Addiction?

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What are the Dangers of Slippery Behaviors in Sex Addiction?

Slippery behaviors in sex addiction are those that can eventually lead to relapse. With clear boundaries and a support system, however, you can be successful in avoiding those slippery behaviors and ending up relapsing. Once you have begun the process of facing your sex addiction and working through recovery toward healthy sexuality, you will...
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Why Can’t I Stop My Unwanted Sexual Behaviors?

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Why Can’t I Stop My Unwanted Sexual Behaviors?

Many sex addicts struggling with obsessive, compulsive unwanted sexual behaviors often ask, Why can’t I stop?  The internal stop mechanism doesn’t work! It’s simple…All you have to do to stop, which you may have done many times, is say stop. Unfortunately staying stopped is the problem.  In the aftermath of acting out you get...
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