Sexual addiction in the digital age — how is technology impacting the problem?

Easy access is one of the things that make cell phones, the internet and apps so appealing in today’s world. It is also one of the things that make pornography easier to access than ever before, meaning that more men and women have the chance to use dating or hookup cell phone applications, pornography websites […]

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Spinning Out of Control

The numbers are sobering.  Between three and six percent of men and women in Kootenai County suffer from sexual addiction, according to Ed Dudding, a certifi ed sexual addiction therapist in Coeur d’Alene.  “Sexual addiction is defined as any sexually related, compulsive behavior which interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on family, friends, […]

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Four ways to restore trust for a couple while recovering from sexual addiction

Once a sexual addiction is exposed in a relationship, it does not just affect the partner dealing with the addiction, but also caused stress and heartbreak for their partner as well. Often, trust is broken, as one partner has usually been lying to the other in some form. For couples in north Idaho and Washington […]

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Talking to a sex addiction therapist; a secure, judgment-free way to overcome addiction

Certified sex addiction therapists have a very specific job — to help those struggling with sexual addiction to overcome their addiction. Many seeking assistance fear judgment, both from their partners and loved ones or the therapists with whom they’re consulting, regarding their sexual preferences or behaviors. This is not the case for certified sex addiction therapists. […]

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How to deal with pornography addiction: three steps to moving forward

An addiction to porn, for an individual or a partner in a relationship, can have negative or even devastating consequences for one’s life.  Those addicted to porn are isolated from real human contact, often using pornography as a medication to numb pain. Because lovemaking and orgasms can release endorphins connected to pleasure centers in the […]

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Help for Porn Addiction in Spokane

There is help for porn addiction in Spokane. Pornography use in Spokane is not just a boys will be boys problem. Increasingly, women are compulsively using the Internet to access pornography. And just like men, they know their compulsive pornography use is destructive, yet the negative consequences are not enough to help them stop.   […]

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Obsessive Sexual Behavior, Is it an Addiction?

Is obsessive sexual behavior an addiction? That depends. The fact is that mental health professionals, such as counselors, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists, view obsessive sexual behavior differently, and many mental health professionals do not believe that sex addiction exists.  Yet the fact is sex addiction is real, and whether one is wrong or right […]

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Porn Addiction in Spokane

Porn addiction in Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, and Coeur d’Alene is really not any different than in any city. Porn addiction in Spokane, as well as these other areas, is sexualized compulsion using pornographic images. Porn use is a pursuit of gratifying sexual urges that often involve an obsessive use of masturbation, romantic obsession, […]

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Counseling For Sex Addiction Available in Spokane

Counseling for sex addiction available in Spokane. Currently, there are no CSATs (certified sexual addictions therapist) practicing in Spokane County. However, just a short drive across the state line in Coeur d’Alene there is available counseling for sex addiction. Yes, many Spokane County counselors advertise that they treat sexual addiction. But really, do they? If […]

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Counseling For Sex Addicts and Amends

Counseling for sex addicts and amends work is more than just helping a person stop unwanted sexual behavior. As important as stopping unwanted behavior is, repairing the relationship with your partner is more important, and doing that that requires the trust that only sobriety produces. So sex addiction counseling should always first begin helping the addict […]

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