Signs of Sexual Addiction — 4 Questions to ask Yourself

In previous blogs, we’ve discussed what is not a sign of sexual addiction. While one person’s sexual preferences or sex drive may be different from another’s, this does not mean they have a sexual addiction. However, as with most types of addiction, there are some clear signs and symptoms of sexual addicting. If you have been […]

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Defining Sexual Addiction: Common Signs and How They Manifest

Sexual addiction is a behavioral addiction that is focused on sex or sexual fantasy. It can manifest in many ways: infidelity in relationships, cheating or affairs, pornography addiction, the pursuit of casual or anonymous sex or prostitution. To be considered an addiction, this behavior must continue long-term, usually more than six months, and results in negative […]

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Identifying Sexual Addiction — What’s NOT a Sign

There can sometimes be a line between what is sexual addiction, and what is someone’s sexual preference or sexual drive. Someone can have a high sex drive and be more interested in sex or pornography than another person; however, this does not mean they have an addiction. Like most addictions, sexual addiction or pornography addiction […]

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Defining Addiction and How to Identify Process Addiction

Defining What is Sexual Addiction and What is Not In many aspects of Western Culture, sex is both out in the open and taboo. We encounter sex as a topic of music and song, movies or even used as a marketing tactic. However, we often don’t discuss the act of sex, and view each individual’s […]

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CONFESSIONS OF A SEX ADDICTION THERAPIST

My Patients Come and Go, That’s the Good News Usually, it’s the wife who calls me. She and Joe married five or ten years ago and have a couple of kids. He’s a professional. Both are college-educated. A few days ago, she saw something on his phone – a text string, a porn trail – […]

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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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Infidelity and Three Main Categories of Cheating

The act of infidelity, or cheating, can vary from one relationship to another. While the exact acts that make up cheating may change, the definition of infidelity is the same regardless of relationship or act. Infidelity is breaking your partner’s trust when you keep meaningful or intimate secrets.  Trust is the foundation of healthy relationships. […]

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How Can Virtual Reality VR Be Used?

Virtual reality, once a thing of sci-fi movies and books, is becoming a reality in many places. You can even buy VR headsets, strap in your smart phone, and be instantly transported to an undersea landscape or a jungle in another country.    But beyond traveling to new places, how can virtual reality to be […]

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Virtual Reality and Pornography: A New Normal?

Technology is advancing faster than it ever has. In the past few years alone, there have been leaps and bounds made in tech, such as smart phones, personal computers and even self-driving cars. In many cases, humans may have only begun to scratch the surface of what technology can do. One such area is developments […]

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