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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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Treating sex addiction

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Once you have decided that you want to reclaim your life from the mess that is sex addiction where do you begin? This is a question that plagues many sex addicts. Sure you’ve heard about treatment programs, but they are expensive. Right? The facilities will take you away from you job, your family, and...
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What Works In Sex Addiction Treatment Programs

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There are many methods to treat sex addiction. As every person is different, their addiction, addiction cycle, and triggers will be different.  For this reason treatment is also individual. But there are common techniques that can be used in successful recovery.  This video has some ideas about what works in a successful sex addiction...
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Video on Recovering from Sex Addiction Through the 12 Steps

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Video on Recovering from Sex Addiction  Through the 12 Steps

If you haven’t seen this yet, here is a video on the 12 steps to recovery from sex addiction. The video goes through the types of 12 step groups, how they work, and breaks down each step for you. These groups are one of the key tools in recovery from sex addiction, and putting...
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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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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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