Sex Addiction

What is Book-Ending in Recovery from Sex Addiction?

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What is Book-Ending in Recovery from Sex Addiction?

One of the many tools available to you in your recovery from sex addiction is one called “book-ending” by Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA). The general idea of this practice is to arrange, in advance, to contact someone in your support network or group both before and after a particularly difficult event or potentially triggering...
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What does “Acting Out” Mean in Sex Addiction?

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What does “Acting Out” Mean in Sex Addiction?

People anyone struggling with a sex addiction,  the phrase “acting out” refers to the actual behavior that is associated with the addiction. These behaviors are self-defined. For example, a person with a porn addiction might run up a credit card bill by purchasing internet pornography or sneak off to the adult theater to watch...
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Are Women Sex Addicts?

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To many people, sex addiction seems like an exclusively male problem. The mainstream media certainly perpetuates this viewpoint, with intense focus on high profile sex addiction cases like that of Tiger Woods. To some extent, sex addiction is a pretty masculine issue. Many males are affected, and many more males are reportedly affected than...
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What Sex Addiction Support Groups are Available for Spouses, Partners and Family Members?

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What Sex Addiction Support Groups are Available for Spouses, Partners and Family Members?

The spouses, partners and family members of sex addicts have a unique challenge in dealing with sex addiction. They often suffer quietly as they watch their loved one on a downward spiral into the depths of addiction. Many spouses, partners and other close family members often blame themselves or somehow feel responsible. Another common...
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What is a Holistic Approach for Treating Sex Addiction?

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What is a Holistic Approach for Treating Sex Addiction?

You likely know that sex addiction can be effectively treated by twelve step programs, one on one therapy, and group therapy. But did you know  holistic treatment can also help? Holistic healing is based on concepts of empathy, spirituality, de-stressing, and looking inside yourself. Many sex addicts have tried the holistic approach and describe...
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Should I Seek Inpatient Sex Addiction Treatment?

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Should I Seek Inpatient Sex Addiction Treatment?

Sex addiction is a very challenging and difficult disease and issue to deal with. It can feel like a personal jail – confining and hard to break free from. Sex addiction can ruin close relationships, put jobs in jeopardy, and render social lives basically nonexistent. Thankfully, help is out there. Professional sex addiction inpatient...
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How Do I Seek Outpatient Treatment for Sex Addiction?

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How Do I Seek Outpatient Treatment for Sex Addiction?

Simply enjoying sex does not make you a sex addict, nor does exploration into different parts of your sexuality or engaging in sex frequently. A healthy sex life shared between two consenting adults is a great human experience, made possible by open communication. When this is the case, complications are few, if any. Sex...
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How Do I Approach Sex Addiction Treatment?

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How Do I Approach Sex Addiction Treatment?

Sex addiction can lead to a life of secrecy, frustration, shame, and anger. It’s been linked to several negative side effects, such as sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse and dependence, depression, and severely damaged interpersonal relationships. Sex addiction treatment offers patients a great measure of freedom from the chains of their addiction, but many...
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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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