What Is Obsessive Love Addiction?
Have you or someone you know obsessed over another person? Have you often experienced difficulty dealing with the effects of your romantic obsession on your personal and professional lives? If so, you may have a case of obsessive love addiction. Almost every romantic relationship involves some degree of obsession and compulsion. In the early stages […]Read More
DOES SEX ADDICTION KILL?
A good friend emailed me on Sunday morning. He lives on the other side of the country, in Maine, and I’m a certified sex addition therapist (CSAT). He wanted me to see an NBC Asian America report on the Atlanta-area spa shootings. Specifically, he wanted me to know that the shooter told the Atlanta Police […]Read More
What Causes Sex Addiction?
Have you ever wondered what causes sex addiction and why it seems to affect some people but not others? The unhealthy and obsessive attachment to sex can affect anyone and take place at any point in a person’s life. But the people involved rarely know why or how the condition occurs or what triggers it. […]Read More
How To Help A Sex Addict
Do you have a close friend or family member who is struggling with sex addiction? If so, you might feel a responsibility to provide them the support they need. Here are some suggestions on how you can help someone close to you deal with their sex addiction. Sex Addiction: Cure Versus Treatment One of the […]Read More
How Does A Sex Addict Define Sobriety?
Sobriety is a touchy subject for any addict. For those dealing with sex addiction, the idea of sexual sobriety can be fraught with concern and anxiety. What does sobriety mean for a sex addict? Is it the same as sobriety for alcoholics or drug addicts? What Sexual Sobriety Is–and Isn’t Right at the outset, it […]Read More
Sex Addiction Recovery Timeline Explained
Like all behavioral addictions, sex addiction is something that sufferers have to deal with daily. The difficulty in controlling negative and harmful impulses is one of the most challenging aspects of the condition. When sexual addicts reach this stage, professional help is necessary. The good news is that recovering from sex addiction is possible. Many […]Read More
The Difference Between A Sex Addiction And A High Sex Drive
If most people have their way, they would probably have as much sex as they could handle. Sex is one of life’s indisputable pleasures, and most people understandably try to get as much of it as they can. But how much is ‘too much’? Where does one draw the line between having a high sex […]Read More
Sex Addiction And Depression–Is There A Link?
Sex addiction and depression may seem like totally unrelated conditions. But there is some evidence that suggests that the two may be more closely linked to each other than most people would think. This is generally referred to as co-occurring addiction. The Root Of Addiction An often-held misconception is that people diagnosed with sex addiction […]Read More
Is Porn Addiction Similar To Drug Addiction?
Do you know anyone who is extremely infatuated with porn? Would you characterize them as being a sex addict? What even is sex addiction? Not many people would make the connection, but porn addiction is surprisingly similar to drug addiction. And although you may not realize it yet, porn has the potential to affect people’s […]Read More
Is Sex Addiction Real Or Just An Excuse For Cheating?
Cheating or sexual betrayal can be one of the most devastating things a partner can do within a relationship. It can be challenging–if not impossible–for everyone involved to move on after such an occurrence. In most cases, it wouldn’t help matters if the offending partner claims that the incident is the result of sex addiction. […]Read More