The first steps – what to do as the partner of a sex addict

Most times, partners of sexual addicts learn about their partner’s secret on accident. This could be through a friend, by discovering internet search history or coming across other undeniable evidence. Or, your partner may choose to tell you they have a pornography addiction. Regardless, once you know, it’s impossible to go back. You may have […]

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Symptoms of Sexual Addiction for Women

While many people assume that the majority of sex addicts are men, that’s not necessarily the case. Studies have reported that about 25 percent of those in sexual addiction recovery programs are women. However, because of this misinformation, addiction behaviors in women are more difficult to spot and are often viewed as issues with “romance” […]

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Sexual Addiction and Technology: What You Need to Know

Technology has changed and evolved so much over the past several decades, it’s almost hard to keep track. New advances have brought us smartphones, laptops, and computers that make life easier in ways we never could have imagined, from using Google to figure out the name of an actor in a movie to making reservations […]

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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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