Sex and Porn Addiction are Not the Same Thing as Sexual Offending

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There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy.

Sexual offending involves non-consensual or illegal sexual behavior. This is not the same thing as sex or porn addiction. Yes, the behavior of some sex and porn addicts does escalate into sexual offending—usually lower-level offenses like exhibitionism, voyeurism, viewing illegal pornography, and prostitution. Nevertheless, sexual offending is not indicative of sex or porn addiction, and sex and porn addiction are not indicative of sexual offending.

Task for Today
Think about the ways your addiction has escalated and whether you’ve engaged in any offending behaviors.