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“It’s not my fault. I’m a sex addict!” Is sex addiction real or just an excuse?

The idea of sex addiction as a legitimate condition has been controversial since day one. Despite ever-growing evidence to support the idea, many people are still sceptical and hesitant to embrace it as a real condition. There are a number...
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How healthy core beliefs affect recovery

All of us will have core beliefs wired into our brains stemming from either our childhoods or how society has shaped us over the years. And in order to get into recovery it’s essential to identify them and reveal any...
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Why sex addiction hurts partners so much: Common assumptions and misunderstandings

There are many common assumptions and misunderstandings surrounding sex addiction which can have damaging and hurtful effects on the partners of those suffering with it. They may come from well-meaning friends, untrained therapists or even from the partners themselves. Here...
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How does sex addiction start? Part 3

Now we have taken a look at how sex addiction starts in terms of opportunity-induced addiction and trauma-induced addiction. In this final part, I will explain how attachment issues also contribute towards sex addiction. Whatever may happen to a person...
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How does sex addiction start? Part 2

Last week we took a look at why sex addiction may start and how opportunity plays an important role in this development. This week we will explore how trauma also contributes to addiction. There are many different types of trauma...
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How does sex addiction start? Part 1

Like any addiction once acknowledged, the immediate question seems to be why. Why me? How did this happen? What did I do to end up in this situation? More often than not these questions arise in the initial stage of...
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Porn Addiction & Erectile Dysfunction

PIED – Porn Induced Erectile Dysfunction.  It’s a new term that has recently made headline news, but a condition that many people who compulsively use porn are only too familiar with. A few months ago, BBC Newsbeat released a report...
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Why you should try group work

Talking to a stranger about your sex life is not easy for any of us, but if your behaviour feels out of control and is causing other difficulties in your life, then it’s even harder.  That’s why I’m never surprised...
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The Rising Problem of Porn for Young Adults

With an estimated 1.7 billion active users on Facebook alone, 90% of 16-24 year olds owning a smartphone, and unprecedented accessibility to the world wide web, it is little wonder many are so easily turning to porn to ‘blow off...
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Rebuilding Trust

  The discovery of sex or porn addition wrecks trust in couple relationships. Partner’s often describe the shock of discovering the person they were living with was not who they thought they were and the relationship they had shared together...
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