Tag Archives: sexual addiction

  • 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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  • LGBTQ Shame and Sexual Addiction
    Monday, March 18th, 2019

    LGBTQ Shame and Sexual Addiction

    With addiction, shame is the master emotion. Many gay and lesbian sex addicts present in treatment with ego-dystonic (self-loathing) feelings related to their sexual orientation. Sometimes they openly wish...
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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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  • Sex Addiction and Secrecy
    Sunday, January 27th, 2019

    Sex Addiction and Secrecy

    If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself. When we are active in our sexual addiction, we organize our entire lives around sexual...
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  • The Aftermath of Acting Out
    Sunday, January 13th, 2019

    The Aftermath of Acting Out

    As addicts, we’re not in denial. We’re just selective about the reality we accept. After we sexually act out, we attempt to distance ourselves emotionally from what we’ve just...
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  • Addiction Creates Chaos
    Friday, January 11th, 2019

    Addiction Creates Chaos

    I am amazed at how many of my problems – most of which had nothing to do with my addiction, I thought – have become manageable or simply disappeared...
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