Posts Tagged ‘ recovery from sexual addiction ’

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: 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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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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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 2

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 2

Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 2 Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. The spiritual principles behind step 2 are Faith and Hope: Faith is having confidence or trust in a person, entity, concept, idea or thing.  A belief that is not based on proof....
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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 1

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Recovery from Sex Addiction Step 1

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over sex and love addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable. Note that in each of the 3 popular 12 step fellowships for recovery from Sex Addiction: Step 1 defines the addiction a little different. In SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) We admitted we were powerless over...
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