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Posted: Nov 9, 2015

Five Common Roots of Sexual Addiction

Part 2 - Psychological Deficits

The second most common type of addiction—psychological—is created when sex is used to “medicate” against painful memories or relational experiences from childhood in adulthood. In other words, we all have emotional/relational needs that must be met developmentally: affirmation, attachment/bonding, affiliation, trust, responsibility, honesty, and others.

 

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Posted: Oct 2, 2015

Holding Onto Hope

My parents thought nothing of having a trusted relative share my room with me when I was 11 years old. But starting at that age my innocence, and my life were altered forever. For the next 9 years, I was sexually abused more times than I can remember.
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Posted: Sep 25, 2015

Relationship—Not Religion

Whatever I had previously thought I believed and then professed to others regarding God and/or religion didn't matter much because it obviously had not been authentic enough to really work for me.
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Posted: Sep 18, 2015

What if We Allowed ourselves to Feel?

I am a recovering female sex addict. I still struggle when I use that term—it does such a poor job of defining what I actually struggle with. It makes me feel misunderstood and I feel that old, familiar feeling of shame trying to creep in. But here’s the thing: it’s just a term and it doesn’t define who I am; it provides me with insight and awareness of why I and struggling and what I need to do to change that.
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Posted: Sep 4, 2015

Five Common Roots of Sexual Addiction

Part 1 - Neurological Conditioning

From what I have learned treating sex addicts of all sorts since 2000, there are essentially 5 common types or roots of sexual addiction: Neurological, Psychological, Trauma-induced, Intimacy-Aversive and Mood/Brain-functioning roots.
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