Sex Addiction and Secrecy

If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.

Sexually addictive behaviors often escalate to the point where addicts violate their inner values and moral code. This both creates and intensifies the shame that underlies and drives the addiction. And because sex addicts feel so much shame about what they are doing, they nearly always find themselves leading a double life, keeping their sexual compulsivity hidden from family, friends, and everyone else who matters to them—including themselves.

Just for Today: Identify three sexual secrets you’ve been keeping.