What Is Considered Hypersexual Behavior?
Hypersexuality is characterized by a sudden increase in libido or the frequent occurrence of libidinous desires or behavior. Professionals in the mental healthcare industry may clinically diagnose the condition. Nowadays, the term ‘hypersexuality’ is commonly used in preference to “nymphomania” and “satyriasis.” These terms were previously used to refer to similar conditions in women and […]Read More
Are There Withdrawal Symptoms For Sex Addiction?
Like food and sleep, sex is a basic physiological need. Even Maslow’s hierarchy places it in the same category as breathing. Hence, it is not uncommon for individuals, male or female, to seek satisfaction from it. It’s essential, though, to note that wanting sex and being sexually addicted are not one and the same. Sex […]Read More
Sexual Addiction Affects Women Too – Here’s How
When people think of sex addicts, they automatically imagine a man. However, that is a common misconception when it comes to sexual addiction. In fact, women are just as likely to be sexually addicted as their male counterparts. A recent national study found that approximately 10% of men and 7% of women struggle with compulsive […]Read More
Understanding How the Brain Works – the Science Behind Addiction
The brain is a highly complex organ that is responsible for how we live and breathe each day. Not only does it give us the power to eat, breathe, and see, but it is also the reason why we think and feel. While the brain may be small, it controls so much in regards to […]Read More
Defining Healthy, Intimate Sex
If you’re in active recovery for sexual addiction, then you’re probably learning a lot about healthy, intimate relationships. You’re going through many changes right now, though, and learning how to become intimate with someone after entering recovery can seem daunting. Good news – it doesn’t have to be. Want to learn more about what healthy […]Read More
Dating in Recovery – a Healthy Timeline of Events
Dating during recovery is overwhelming. You have just learned how to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself, and now you need to do it with a partner. Don’t let it worry you, though! Dating in recovery is a big step to long term relationships built on healthy love and trust. Below, we’ll go over some […]Read More
3 Habits for Healthy Sexual Recovery
Recovery from sexual addiction can be difficult, especially once you ready to finally re-enter the dating world. It doesn’t have to be impossible, though. By developing habits, you’ll be able to participate in strong, healthy relationships while simultaneously maintaining your sobriety. Developing habits Discovering healthy habits starts while in meetings. Discuss with your group or […]Read More
Stimulating Your Senses Leads to a Healthier Love Life
If you are a sex addict, you must live one day at a time. You are learning every day how to have healthy, erotic love lives with your partner without relapsing into negative behaviors. There are many ways to do this, but an important one is stimulating your senses. Below, we’ll discover the five senses […]Read More
Analyzing Sexual Behavior
Analyzing your sexual behavior is a major part of addiction recovery. By analyzing your past behaviors and habits, you can start to recognize patterns and begin working hard to reprogram them into healthier, happier ones. Healthy vs Destructive To start, you need to be able to understand the difference between healthy and destructive behaviors. Understanding […]Read More
Intimacy During Recovery – Is it Possible?
There are plenty of misconceptions when it comes to intimacy during recovery. Many people seem to think that once they admit to sexual addiction and seek help through recovery, they will never be allowed to have sex again. This simply isn’t true. There are many actions that need to take place before you can become […]Read More