Sexual Addiction

Sex Addiction: Am I Sober, Abstinent or in Recovery?

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Sex Addiction: Am I Sober, Abstinent or in Recovery?

There are many views on sobriety, abstinence and recovery that vary from program to program, fellowship to fellowship to fellowship and vary according to who is defining the terms. Many have the false belief that a sex addict needs to become abstinent from sex all together. It is advisable by many of the 12...
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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: Why is it So Difficult to Call When I’m Struggling?

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Sex Addiction: Why is it So Difficult to Call When I’m Struggling?

Ask many recovering sex addicts the most difficult part of recovery and you’ll hear from most: “When I’m feeling and want to act out, I can’t pick up the phone and call someone and ask for help” Having people to call when you need support during recovery from sex addiction can mean the difference...
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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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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 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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