Should Porn Addiction Be Considered As Cheating

Being involved with a partner with a porn addiction can be detrimental to your relationship and your self-esteem. But the question of whether viewing pornography is the same as infidelity depends on who you ask and their definition of ‘infidelity’.  For some people, cheating strictly involves physical contact with another person. For others, emotional involvement […]

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The Road To Healthy Intimacy During Sex Addiction Recovery

Sex addicts on the road to recovery face numerous challenges in their day-to-day lives. Apart from struggling with the symptoms and consequences of addiction, they also have to navigate the tricky aspects of having a relationship with a loved one.  One challenge that many recovering sex addicts face is developing a healthy intimacy with their […]

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Can A Relationship Go Back To Normal After Infidelity?

Have you ever been in a relationship wherein one or both partners have been unfaithful? If so, you probably know how difficult it is to get things back to normal.  But as challenging as it may be to restore the trust, love, and affection that you once had for each other, there is life after […]

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What Is Considered Hypersexual Behavior?

Hypersexuality is characterized by a sudden increase in libido or the frequent occurrence of libidinous desires or behavior. Professionals in the mental healthcare industry may clinically diagnose the condition. Nowadays, the term ‘hypersexuality’ is commonly used in preference to “nymphomania” and “satyriasis.” These terms were previously used to refer to similar conditions in women and […]

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Are There Withdrawal Symptoms For Sex Addiction?

Like food and sleep, sex is a basic physiological need. Even Maslow’s hierarchy places it in the same category as breathing. Hence, it is not uncommon for individuals, male or female, to seek satisfaction from it. It’s essential, though, to note that wanting sex and being sexually addicted are not one and the same. Sex […]

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Sexual Addiction Affects Women Too – Here’s How

When people think of sex addicts, they automatically imagine a man. However, that is a common misconception when it comes to sexual addiction. In fact, women are just as likely to be sexually addicted as their male counterparts. A recent national study found that approximately 10% of men and 7% of women struggle with compulsive […]

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Understanding How the Brain Works – the Science Behind Addiction

The brain is a highly complex organ that is responsible for how we live and breathe each day. Not only does it give us the power to eat, breathe, and see, but it is also the reason why we think and feel.  While the brain may be small, it controls so much in regards to […]

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Defining Healthy, Intimate Sex

If you’re in active recovery for sexual addiction, then you’re probably learning a lot about healthy, intimate relationships. You’re going through many changes right now, though, and learning how to become intimate with someone after entering recovery can seem daunting. Good news – it doesn’t have to be. Want to learn more about what healthy […]

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Dating in Recovery – a Healthy Timeline of Events

Dating during recovery is overwhelming. You have just learned how to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself, and now you need to do it with a partner. Don’t let it worry you, though! Dating in recovery is a big step to long term relationships built on healthy love and trust. Below, we’ll go over some […]

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3 Habits for Healthy Sexual Recovery

Recovery from sexual addiction can be difficult, especially once you ready to finally re-enter the dating world. It doesn’t have to be impossible, though. By developing habits, you’ll be able to participate in strong, healthy relationships while simultaneously maintaining your sobriety. Developing habits Discovering healthy habits starts while in meetings. Discuss with your group or […]

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