Posts Tagged ‘ sex addiction ’

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: The Difference in Resentments for Sex Addicts, Alcoholics and Drug Addicts

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Sex Addiction: The Difference in Resentments for Sex Addicts, Alcoholics and Drug Addicts

In step five we are asked to admit to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. In step four we list our resentments, who we wronged in our lives and we take responsibility for our actions. I found in a recent discussion with Indian Bob, from Recovery...
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Sex Addiction: What is Resentment?

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Sex Addiction: What is Resentment?

Last night, 11/27/12 on the 12 step recovery talk radio show, Recovery Radio Raw,  Indian Bob and I were discussing the third and fourth steps. Bob asked me how I dealt with resentments. I replied, I didn’t really have any resentments to deal with when I worked the steps. I didn’t blame anyone for...
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Sex Addiction: What is God’s Will for Our Lives?

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Sex Addiction: What is God’s Will for Our Lives?

So, what does it really mean to accept God’s will for our lives. What is God’s will? Will is the mental faculty we use to deliberately choose or decide upon a course of action. When I think I know what’s going to happen…that’s my will. When things happen that are supposed to happen, that’s...
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Let Go and Let God…What Does it Mean to a Sex Addict?

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Let Go and Let God…What Does it Mean to a Sex Addict?

Last night, 11/22/12,  I was again a guest on Indian Bob’s Recovery Radio Raw which discusses all things related to 12 step recovery. On our continuing journey to discussing the 12 steps as they pertain to all addictions, we were discussing step 3 and the saying Let Go and Let God came up a...
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