Tag Archives: Sex Addiction Causation

  • Shame as the Underlying Issue
    Thursday, June 20th, 2019

    Shame as the Underlying Issue

    Shame is like quicksand. It sucks us in and tries to kill us. Nearly all sex addicts are shame-based to one degree or another. As such, we tend to...
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  • Sex Addiction is Not About the Sex
    Sunday, April 7th, 2019

    Sex Addiction is Not About the Sex

    There is a big difference between ongoing happiness and chasing euphoric moments as an escape. Sex addicts are hooked on the dissociative euphoria (the trance/bubble) produced by their intense...
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  • Can Teens Be Sex Addicts?
    Thursday, April 4th, 2019

    Can Teens Be Sex Addicts?

    Most parents (and schools) are afraid to talk to kids about things like sex and addictions. Asking if teens can become sexually addicted is a bit like asking if...
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  • Entitlement
    Sunday, March 10th, 2019

    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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  • Sex vs. Food
    Sunday, February 10th, 2019

    Sex vs. Food

    Sex and eating are healthful behaviors – until they become an obsession and spiral out of control. Sex addiction and eating disorders are similar in many ways. For starters,...
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  • Risk Factors for Addiction
    Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

    Risk Factors for Addiction

    Addictions of all types form and manifest in the same basic ways. The risk factors for substance and behavioral addictions (such as sex and porn addiction) are the same:...
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  • Just Another Way to Numb Out
    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

    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 –...
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