Sex Addiction

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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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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What is the Double Life of a Sex Addict?

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What is the Double Life of a Sex Addict?

How can you tell if someone is a sex addict? Chances are you can’t. They are so good at keeping their unwanted obsessive and compulsive sexual behaviors(acting out behaviors) a secret. They don’t want anyone to know about the shameful behaviors and secrets they keep. Sex addicts are just like you and I, with...
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Sex Addiction and other Addictions: Our Biggest Health Problem says Patrick Carnes, PhD

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Sex Addiction and other Addictions: Our Biggest Health Problem says Patrick Carnes, PhD

In his Keynote address at the SASH Conference (Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health), Dr. Patrick Carnes, a leader in the field of sex addiction and author of many books on sex addiction and recovery from sex addiction, shared that our biggest health problem today is addiction. In the keynote address “To Change...
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What is a Spiritual Approach to Recovery from Sex Addiction?

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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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What is the Cycle of Sex Addiction?

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I just found a good simple model which explains the Cycle of Addiction Learn more here: The Addiction Cycle In it they describe the different parts of the cycle and how it affects the addict. The biggest problem to the addict is represented in the cycle as the guilt and remorse and the shame...
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Is There a Biblical Approach to Recovery from Sex Addiction?

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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?

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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?

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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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