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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Healthy Sexuality Requires Self-Respect

Is it possible to have a normal sex life after addiction? The answer is, “yes.” A healthy sex life and relationships are possible after recovering from sex addiction. However, it does take a dedicated plan. For the next upcoming blogs, we’ll discuss steps to having healthy relationships. We’ll talk about steps for both recovering sex addicts […]

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THREE DATING TIPS FOR RECOVERING SEXUAL ADDICTS

While many sexual addicts are spurred into recovery by a partner sometimes, single people realize they need to seek help with their addiction as well. However, many times, single people have not had a healthy dating life in the past and wonder if a positive dating experience is possible. The good news is that it […]

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Willingness not HORNY-NESS

For long-term sex addicts, having sex with an intimate connected partner has to come from a place of “willingness” not HORNY-NESS[1]. Sexual addicts expecting to have the same rush of excitement at having sex with his/her spouse as was the case of hooking up on an app with a stranger or masturbating to pornography (just […]

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Sexual Addiction Is A Serious Health Challenge

“Mom and Dad, are we there yet?”  Who doesn’t relate to that?  Parents often suffer that question, and I am sure as adults we all remember wanting those long car trips to be done!  Now as an adult, I have two memories of those long trips.  I remember wanting them to be over.  But I […]

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