Sexual Addiction

Sex Addiction: What Does One Day At a Time Mean?

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Sex Addiction: What Does One Day At a Time Mean?

I was a guest last night on Recovery Radio Raw, November 8th 2012.  The host, Indian Bob and I have been discussing the top questions most asked of and by addicts. Questions like, Why can’t addicts stop? What causes sex addiction, not unlike many of my articles here and videos on YouTube, The host, Indian...
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4 Strategies for Spouses and Partners of Sex Addicts

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4 Strategies for Spouses and Partners of Sex Addicts

Sex addiction is a real disease and the more a spouse and partner knows about the disease of sex addiction the easier it will be for the sex addict to get the help they need and the support of understanding loved ones. Strategy 1: Recognizing the ‘disease’ of sex addiction Like other addictions, sex...
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Sex Addiction: Addictive Logic or Addictive Insanity?

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Sex Addiction: Addictive Logic or Addictive Insanity?

For those struggling with sex addiction, much of the disease a sex addict battles is in their mind. As George Collins says in his book Breaking the Cycle, “you are not your mind. In other words  you are not wow you think you are or who your addict keeps telling you that you are.” When...
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Sex Addiction: Why Can’t You Just Stop Acting Out?

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Sex Addiction: Why Can’t You Just Stop Acting Out?

I joined Indian Bob of Recovery Radio Raw on his  Halloween Eve, 10/31/2012 show and I answered some questions many people ask about addictions and sex addiction.  The first question we discussed was Why can’t you just stop?,  the question most often asked of addicts by others who are not afflicted with the disease. And...
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Why is Sex Addiction So Tricky To Diagnose?

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Why is Sex Addiction So Tricky To Diagnose?

Because it’s sex. Sex is used to sell, it’s used in advertising, it’s used to market products and services. Sex is used in many different ways than just “normal healthy human intimacy” When we’re dealing with sex addiction, there is no simple test that can come back with a diagnoses. There are many online...
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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: 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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