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Posted: Dec 1, 2015

Should I Tell My Child About Pornography?

Part 1

I get this question all the time: "Won't I make my child more curious about pornography if I start talking about it too early?"

Let's think about that.
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Posted: Nov 30, 2015

Five Common Roots of Sexual Addiction

Part 5 - Mood Swings

The last common area, which I can relate to, is Mood-affective sexual addiction. This type is characterized by a pattern of using sex to placate or control the highs and lows of mood swings. The two most common medical diagnoses related to this pattern are depression and bipolar disorders. The fact is that sex addicts deal with mood issues at a rate of nearly 4 times the general male population 26% for the former, 7 for the latter.
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Posted: Nov 23, 2015

Five Common Roots of Sexual Addiction

Part 4 - Fear of Intimacy

Intimacy-aversive (sometimes called 'sexual anorexia' or 'intimacy anorexia') addicts have more trouble with "acting-in" than acting-out in the context of a relationship. This can be evidenced by behaviors that tend to sabotage or erode the intimacy in that primary romantic relationship: withdraw, withholding, blaming, shaming, avoiding, hiding, controlling, etc. Sound familiar?

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Posted: Nov 16, 2015

Five Common Roots of Sexual Addiction

Part 3 - The Trauma Factor

The third most common type of sexual addiction is called Trauma-Induced and is the result of sexual trauma. Sexual trauma means "any event that alters or damages a person’s self-perception or understanding of healthy sexuality." This can range from normal childhood experiences like “playing doctor” or exploring to actual acts of rape, incest or molestation.
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Posted: Nov 12, 2015

What is Sexual Addiction?

When a man sees a sexual image it triggers dopamine in the brain.  Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that sends a "feel good" chemical throughout the nerve endings.   The more they dabble in this sexual fantasy world the more desensitized they become of the effects of dopamine.  Because of this they need to often go deeper into the sin or view pornography more often to get the same effect as they had before. 

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