Sex Addiction

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: 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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Sex Addiction: How to Change Old Routines

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Sex Addiction: How to Change Old Routines

Changing the routines and relationships that are associated with your addiction is almost always essential to achieving and maintaining sobriety. One of the very first decisions you will have to make when committing to a program of recovery from sex addiction is whether you want to pursue inpatient care at a residential rehabilitation program,...
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Sex Addiction: Six Strategies To Help Marriages Survive Sex Addiction

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I just read a great article by Linda Hatch called: Six Things That Help Marriages Survive Sex Addiction What she discusses are some very important points for couples to work on when there is a sex addiction involved. She talks about:  doing the wor Doing the work Getting separation Abstaining from sex for a short...
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