• At-Risk vs. Addicted
    Friday, May 25th, 2018

    At-Risk vs. Addicted

    Non-addicts can (and usually do) limit or stop their behaviors if/when they start to experience adverse consequences. At-risk users of sexual fantasy and activity are men and women who...
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  • Entitlement
    Thursday, May 24th, 2018

    Entitlement

    If we feel entitled to something, we’ll step all over someone else to get it. As sex addicts, we often feel entitled to act out. We convince ourselves that...
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  • Finding the Right 12-Step Meetings
    Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

    Finding the Right 12-Step Meetings

    Decisions are easy when you know what you value. Not every 12-step sexual recovery meeting is the same. Yes, most meetings tend to follow the same basic format, based...
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  • Working Step Five
    Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

    Working Step Five

    To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk. To get started with step five you must first...
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  • Stop Listening to the Noise in Your Head
    Monday, May 21st, 2018

    Stop Listening to the Noise in Your Head

    Shame loses its power when shared with another loving person. Sex addicts can almost universally relate when other addicts talk about the “shitty committee” that holds uninvited discussions in...
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  • Just Another Way to Numb Out
    Sunday, May 20th, 2018

    Just Another Way to Numb Out

    Sex addiction is not about feeling good, it’s about feeling less. Sex addicts use sex to “numb out” and escape from stress and emotional (and sometimes physical) discomfort—including the...
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  • Triggers
    Friday, May 18th, 2018

    Triggers

    Feelings load the gun, addiction pulls the trigger. Almost anything can be a trigger for sexual addiction. Even memories of past traumas can be present-day triggers. For instance, if...
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