Tag Archives: sex addiction cycle

  • The Power of Sexual Fantasy
    Sunday, April 21st, 2019

    The Power of Sexual Fantasy

    Lost for now is not the same thing as lost forever. We can find our way back. As sex and porn addicts, our primary coping mechanism for any and...
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  • Tolerance and Escalation
    Thursday, March 28th, 2019

    Tolerance and Escalation

    We can’t discover new lands without losing sight of the shore. If you’re struggling to understand the ways in which sex addiction escalates, consider heroin addiction as an analogy....
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  • The Power of Ritualization
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

    The Power of Ritualization

    You can never really run away. The only true way out is in. Ritualization is the part of the addictive cycle where our sexual fantasies move toward reality. This...
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  • Recognizing Relapse Mode
    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

    Recognizing Relapse Mode

    By David Fawcett PhD, LCSW Slip. Lapse. Relapse. Each describes behavior that brings us out of integrity with our stated goals of recovery. While not inevitable, slipping and relapsing...
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  • Triggers
    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

    Triggers

    Our biggest crises can be triggered by the smallest things. Triggers are catalysts that drive our need/desire to act out sexually. Most often, triggers involve some sort of “pain...
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  • Sex Addiction is Not Fun
    Sunday, January 20th, 2019

    Sex Addiction is Not Fun

    If you need an analogy for addiction, imagine living without air. Then imagine something worse. When we say the words “sex addiction” to non-addicted people, the knee-jerk response is...
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  • The Power of Ritualization
    Saturday, September 1st, 2018

    The Power of Ritualization

    You can never really run away. The only true way out is in. Ritualization is the part of the addictive cycle where our sexual fantasies move toward reality. This...
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  • The Cycle of Sexual Addiction
    Sunday, February 4th, 2018

    The Cycle of Sexual Addiction

    It is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought. Addictions are cyclical in nature, with no clear beginning or...
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