Posts Tagged ‘ acting out ’

Sex Addiction: What is Guilt and Shame

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Sex Addiction: What is Guilt and Shame

I recently responded to a comment/question asked on an earlier blog, Sex Addiction: Why Can’t You Just Stop Acting Out?. It got me thinking about how guilt and shame play a role in the addiction cycle. Now guilt and shame may be part of the original cause of the addiction, but that isn’t what I...
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Isn’t Masturbation Healthy? How can I be a sex addict?

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Most people think that masturbation is a normal, healthy part of an individual’s sex life. But that isn’t always the case. Like with any addiction, it is the excessive, compulsive behavior that defines the addiction. With this addiction the need to act out in order to fill a void, stop an emotion, or get...
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Six Ways Sex Addiction Can Hurt You!

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Sex addiction is an issue that spreads beyond the individual addict.  The time spent planning and engaging in the addictive behaviors, the mood swings that come from cravings, guilt and shame, and the consistent lies involved in hiding the addiction all take a toll of familial and social relationships.  Engaging in these behaviors can...
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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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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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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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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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