Continuing Healthy Sexuality and Relationships Into The Future

For the past several months, our blogs have discussed ways to return to healthy sexuality, both while single and with a partner. In our last blog, we discussed starting a vision statement with your partner. This helps set similar goals and create accountability in the relationship. As you build your vision for the future with your partner, […]

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Healthy Sexuality Means Planning for the Future — Here’s How!

In our final blogs for this series, we’re going to talk about how to move forward in a healthy sexual relationship. By this time, we’ve talked about communication, self-care and desire, but now we want to begin looking toward the future for both you as a recovering sex addict and your relationship. If you want to create […]

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Healthy Sexuality Requires Communication

Communication is a big part of all relationships, be it friendships, business partnerships or romantic relationships. We’ve been working on recognizing what you need in your relationship or from your partner because if you don’t know what you’re feeling, you can’t communicate it. Now, it’s time to discuss how to let your partner know that information. […]

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Healthy Sexuality Requires Forgiveness — and Time

In the past couple blogs, we’ve discussed ways to begin to move on and have a healthy sex life after sexual addiction. For the most part, these blogs have covered how to treat yourself while recovering from sexual addiction, from self-respect and awareness, to stress management. Now, after months of hard work, it’s time to […]

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Healthy Sexuality Requires Stress Management

Reducing stress is another type of self-care. Stress can trigger relapses in sexual addiction, or add more hurdles or challenges to recovery. Stress reduces testosterone, which is the hormone that helps people to feel desire and respond sexually. Chronic stress can have negative impacts on the body, because it reduces the desire for healthy sexual […]

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Healthy Sexuality Requires Self-Care

Recovering from sexual addiction is about more than sex. As with any path to recovery from addiction, you have to relearn about yourself. In previous blogs, we’ve discussed how to re-evaluate what you want and what you’re comfortable with in sexual relationships. However, one commonly missed area of recovery is self-care. Self-care is the act […]

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Healthy Sexuality Requires Desiring Your Partner

In our last blog, we discussed ways to grow your relationship with your partner into a long-term relationship, instead of searching for lust-based relationships. This is because long-term relationships are more rewarding in the long run, and help build healthy interactions, while lust-based relationships can induce shame, like indulging in an addiction.  In this blog, […]

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Healthy Sexuality Requires Creating A Long-Term Relationship

As addicts recover from sexual addition or addiction to pornography, they need to relearn some things. In previous blogs in this series, we’ve discussed how to re-establish a healthy relationship with yourself, as well as how to have a healthy relationship with sex. In this next blog, we’ll look at how love factors into those […]

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Healthy Sexuality Requires Awareness

What questions should you ask yourself before you start having a sexual relationship? As we talked about in our previous article, healthy relationships first come from a healthy relationship with yourself. It’s true what they say — you can’t love someone else (or have healthy sexual relationships with them) without first loving yourself. It may […]

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Healthy Sexuality Requires Empathy

As we discussed in our last blog, one of the first steps toward building healthy, lasting romantic relationships is to begin with self-care and self-acknowledgement. Once you are able to connect with and know yourself, you’ll be able to start connecting with others. One of the first skills to work on in your relationships — […]

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