Sexual Addiction

How Do I Control My Sex Addiction?

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How Do I Control My Sex Addiction?

Fighting sex addiction is a losing battle…It does not mean removing the addiction from one’s life. What it does mean is getting it under control. This can be difficult, as sex in and of itself is a natural,healthy and enjoyable part of life and cutting it out completely is often not realistic or even...
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Understanding Shame and Self Blame of a Sex Addict

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Understanding Shame and Self Blame of a Sex Addict

Sex addiction affects everyone a little bit differently. However, a common element in most addictions is blame. While some addicts place blame on others, many experience strong feelings of guilt, shame and self-blame. Self-blame combined with low-self worth and depression haunts a large number of sex addicts and often times causes them to want...
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How do Soldiers become Sex Addicts?

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How do Soldiers become Sex Addicts?

When we hear about the problems soldiers face related to their wartime activities, we typically hear about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The condition itself is still being understood, and up until recently carried a stigma. While some of those old notions linger, soldiers with PTSD are finding greater acceptance amongst their own groups and...
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What are the differences between substance addiction and sex addiction?

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What are the differences between substance addiction and sex addiction?

All addictions share certain qualities, but present their own challenges. Addiction comes in two basic varieties; dependence on an outside chemical, and dependence on a chemical produced from within. An addiction that sustains itself using an outside substance is a “physical addiction,” while an addiction using the body’s own chemistry stems from “psychological,” sources....
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7 Paths to Sucess in Recovery from Sex Addiction

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7 Paths to Sucess in Recovery from Sex Addiction

7 Paths to Success:  Recovery from Sex Addiction Untold men and women of every race, creed, religion, social status, profession, and economic strata struggle with unwanted obsessive compulsive often addictive behaviors often referred to as the disease of sex addiction. If you talk to a person who suffers from the obsession and compulsion of...
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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 11

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 11

Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 11 Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with a Power greater than ourselves, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out. The principle behind this step is Spiritual Awareness. So what is spirituality?  It has...
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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 10

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 10

Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 10 Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong admitted it. The principle behind step 10 is Perseverance which means a continued effort to do or achieve despite difficulties, failures or opposition. There will be daily living challenges, difficult at times and we need to...
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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 9

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 9

Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 9 Step 9: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. The principles behind step 9 are Justice, discipline, evening of the scales. Justice is what is morally and socially correct. Discipline is training that corrects, molds or perfect ...
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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 8

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 8

Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 8 Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. The principle behind this step is Unconditional Love. Unconditional means without any limitations. That means love our fellow man NO MATTER WHAT!!! Another ouchie here. Making a list...
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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 7

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 7

Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 7 Step 7: Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. The principle behind this step is Humility…Humility is the quality of being modest and respectful, it signifies the quality of being subservient, humble; meek and modest in behavior, attitude or spirit; not arrogant or prideful. Big Ouch. This was...
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