CATEGORY: Sexuality and Sexual health > Addiction (Sex & Love) 17 articles

While the recovery process is different for each sexual addict, there are some themes. Recovery typically involves the following four categories: 1) Detoxing; 2) De-traumatizing; 3) Centering & Healing; and 4) Sexual Health. We define Detoxing as stopping the behavior and learning to tolerate the uncomfortable feelings: boredom, discomfort, anxiety, emptiness, pain, and sadness. De-traumatizing is best understood as identifying and exploring past events that have contributed to the uncomfortable feelings that the sexual addiction masks. Centering and Healing refers to learning to be comfortable with self and identifying new coping mechanisms to reduce negative feelings. Sexual Health is defined as learning ways in which to express one’s own sexuality. Full recovery is not celibacy, but rather developing the skill set needed to be sexually intimate with self and others. Lastly, if you are the partner of a love or sex addict keep reading because there are many tips that are written specifically for you!

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Cheaters: Who And Why

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Cheaters: Who Are They and Why Do They Do It?

Why do people cheat?  There are many reasons that people cheat.  You may hear people say that we as humans…


High Sex Drive Or Sexual Addiction

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

The Difference Between Sexual Addiction and High Sex Drive: A Fine Line

 

Many couples seek sex therapy because of mismatched sexual desires, sex habits, skills and needs. Common complaints are:

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Does Your Partner Have A Sexual Addiction

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Quiz: Does Your Partner Have A Sexual Addiction?

If you answer "yes" to a majority of these questions, then there is a strong possibility your partner has a sex addiction.

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Do I Have A Sexual Addiction?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Quiz: Do I Have A Sexual Addiction? 

These questions prompt you to question your sexual behavior habits. If you answer "yes" to a majority of them, consider seeking sexual addiction counseling with…


Therapy For Sexual Addiction

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

There is Help: Therapy For Sexual Addiction Do you find that you have conflicting feelings about giving up your sexual addiction? Your sexual desires and behaviors have likely been a source…


Sex Addiction and Shame

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Sex addiction and shame 

When it comes to sex addiction, shame plays a significant role. Shame is a primary drive and trigger in sex addiction, from having shame and guilt for…


Curbing the Mastrubation Habit at the Office

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Cubing the masturbation habit at the office Have you ever masturbated at the office? Are you concerned that you cannot stop mastrubatin at the office? Do you worry that you might…


Dating Vs. Porn Addiction

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Dating VS Porn Addiction: For many people, using porn is a component of their overall dating behavior and repertoire.  For some, however, that relationship with porn turns into an addiction and these…


Obstacles and Coping Skills for Sexual Addiction

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Obstacles and Coping Skills for Sexual Addiction: the first step when recovering from a sexual addiction is to stop the sexually compulsive behavior. This step may seem simple enough, however…


Sex Addiction Recovery

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Sex addiction recovery: The first step in recovering from a sex addiction starts with you! True recovery means becoming honest with oneself. One must acknowledge ones own problems.

In the beginning…


Understanding Sex Addiction

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

What is a sex addiction? Sex addictions are best understood as a form of an intimacy disorder. Addicts typically experience compulsive sexual thoughts and/or actions. For example, sex addicts compulsively…


Discovering Motivation to Change

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Discovering Motivation to Change: Do you have a bad habit that you want to change? Do you find that no matter what you try, you keep falling back into the same…


Mindful Sex: A Guide To Becoming Fully Present Sexually

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Do you feel that you do not fully experience your sexual experiences and sexuality? Do you sometimes feel like you are not present during sex or like you are just…


Different Ways To Handle A Sex Addiction

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

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The first step when recovering from a sexual addiction is to stop the sexually compulsive behavior. This step may seem simple enough, however willpower alone…


Coping After An Affair: When Your Suspicions Are Confirmed

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

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Coping After An Affair: When Your Suspicions Are Confirmed

If you just found out that your partner had an affair, you likely feel very hurt, angry…

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