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 agent,” like emotional and/or psychological discomfort (stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, shame, boredom, anger, etc.). Positive feelings can also be triggers. So, if we get fired from our job, we want to act out, and when we get a great new job, we also want to act out. Triggers can also be visual (seeing a sexy image on a billboard), auditory (hearing a noise that reminds the addict of sexual activity), olfactory (smelling the perfume of a past sexual partner), or even touch or taste related.
Just for Today
Make a list of your triggers. Then make a list of healthy ways to handle each of these triggers.