Sexual Addiction

Those suffering from sexual addiction, like other forms of addiction, participate in an activity to the point where the behaviour becomes compulsive, negatively affecting many aspects of daily life, including work, school, home life, or relationships. In the case of sexual addiction, a person compulsively engages in, or participates in a sexual activity. These activities can include sexual intercourse, voyeurism, pornography, phone sex and online sexual encounters, among others. Often, those struggling with sexual addiction are unable to control sexual thoughts, urges and/or behaviours, but do not seek treatment due to the taboo nature of the topic. Certain forms of sexual addiction can lead to poor judgment, engaging in risky behaviours, unwanted pregnancies, and potentially serious health concerns and legal trouble. The World Health Organization (WHO) includes “excessive sexual drive” as a disease in their list of classification of diseases, and treatment is available. We know that speaking about addiction can be difficult or embarrassing. If you aren’t sure about your own sexual activity, or that of a friend or loved one, we are here to help.

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Out of the Shadows

Understanding Sexual Addiction

With the revised information and up-to-date research, Out of the Shadows is the premier work on sex addiction, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Sex is at the core of our identities. And when it becomes a compulsion, it can unravel our lives.Out of the Shadows is the premier work on this disorder, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Revised and updated to include the latest research--and to address the exploding phenomenon of cybersex addiction--this third edition identifies the danger signs, explains the dynamics, and describes the consequences of sexual addiction and dependency. With practical wisdom and spiritual clarity, it points the way out of the shadows of sexual compulsion and back into the light and fullness of life.

Clinical Management of Sex Addiction

This is the first comprehensive volume of the clinical management of sex addiction. Collecting the work of 28 leaders in this emerging field, the editors provide a long-needed primary text about how to approach treatment with these challenging patients. The book serves as an excellent introduction for professionals new to the field as well as serving as a useful reference tool. The contributors are literally the pioneers of one of the last frontiers of addiction medicine and sex therapy. With a growing awareness of sex addiction as a problem, plus the advent of cybersex compulsion, professional clinicians are being confronted with sexual compulsion with little clinical or academic preparation. This is the first book distilling the experience of the leaders in this emerging field. With a focus on special populations, it also becomes a handy problem-solving tool. Readable, concise, and filled with useful interventions, it is a key text for a problem clinicians must be able to identify. It is destined to be a classic reference.

Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction

“Mark has eloquently unraveled the mystery behind addictive behavior: when our relationships are not alive and growing, the temptation for various kinds of addictions is unleashed..”—Dr. Gary Smalley With today’s rampant availability of Internet pornography, sexual addiction has become a national epidemic that affects up to 10 percent of Christians. As devastating as any drug habit, it brings heartbreak and despair to those it entangles. But there is help for men and women caught in sexual addiction’s downward spiral. This book offers a path that leads beyond compulsive thoughts and behaviors to healing and transformation. Sensitive to the shame of sexual addiction without minimizing its sinfulness, Dr. Mark Laaser traces the roots of the problem, discusses its patterns and impact, and maps out a biblical approach to self-control and sexual integrity. Previously titled Faithful and True, this revision includes an all-new section that deals with sexual addiction in the church. Other important changes reflect cultural trends, incorporate current research, and place a greater emphasis on spiritual growth. This book also addresses the unique needs and issues of female sex addicts. Whether you know someone with a sexual addiction or struggle yourself, Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction points the way to understanding, wholeness, and holiness.

The Myth of Sex Addiction

Presents the history and questionable science underlying sexual addiction, suggesting that men take responsibility for sexual choices rather than labeling sexual desire as a force that must be resisted, feared, and treated.

A Couple's Guide to Sexual Addiction

A Step-by-Step Plan to Rebuild Trust and Restore Intimacy

Like other psychiatric disorders, sexual addiction is a condition that affects peoples' relationships with others as much as it affects their own mental state. Individuals suffering from sexual addiction typically pursue sex through any means possible and often engage in risky forms of sexual activity such as exhibitionism, promiscuous sex with multiple partners, online sex, etc. It's easy to see how a couple's relationship may be challenged by the manifestations and reality of a disorder like this one. A Couple's Guide to Sexual Addiction discusses common relationship issues within the context of sexual addiction and provides the reader with exercises, information, and advice on the following topics: Trust Communication Healthy sexuality & sexual behaviors Family By understanding the reality of sexual addiction and what it means for a relationship, couples will be able to better relate to each other and plan for a successful future.

Recovery From Sexual Addiction: A Man’s Guide

Recovery from Sexual Addiction: A Man’s Guide and a companion workbook, help men learn how to achieve a high level commitment to change their behavior and thinking. Men are introduced to insights on how to move out of compulsive behavior, depressed mood, and isolation into a more fulfilling life. Readers will learn about the Addicts Life Scale, a simple yet insightful tool that illustrates how one’s mood is directly related to destructive acting-out behaviors. Once a man becomes aware of his mood levels, he can begin to take proactive steps to reach and sustain a mood level where he feels confident and motivated to remain free of destructive acting-out behaviors. Book chapters are structured to help men examine their most personal issues, including: • the nature and origin of sexual addiction, • the roles of anger, anxiety, isolation, and depression in sexual addiction, • how co-dependency fosters sexual addiction, • how to cultivate self-awareness and improved attitude, and • creating a healthy life style absent sexually acting out. Ultimately, readers will discover the satisfaction that comes from improved relationships with their spouses, children, other men, and God. Paul Becker’s unique Recovery From Sexual Addiction series includes a core book, client workbook, and a clinician guide. The three texts use an interactive approach to help therapists and clients thoroughly explore the roots of sexual addiction and effective ways to achieve long-term recovery. The series is especially helpful to therapists who prefer to base recovery on principles proven by Dr. Patrick Carnes.

Sex Addiction 101

As technology and the internet have become more accessible, the number of affordable, easy links to pleasurable sexual content and activity has increased with it, and so too has the number of people struggling with sex, porn, and love addiction. Unfortunately, very few people possess a comprehensive understanding of this incredibly complicated disease. Sex Addiction 101 covers everything from what sexual addiction is and how it can best be treated, to how it affects various subgroups of the population, such as women, gays, and teenagers, to how sex addicts can protect themselves from the online sexual onslaught. Sex Addiction 101 is intended to enlighten the clinical population as well as actual sex addicts and their loved ones. Along with his mentor Patrick Carnes, Weiss has become the face of and driving force behind understanding and treating sexual addiction; this book should be a core title in every addiction collection.

Understanding and Treating Sex Addiction

A Comprehensive Guide for People who Struggle with Sex Addiction and Those who Want to Help Them

Sex addiction is on the increase - in the media as well as in the therapy room. But while more and more people seek help for their compulsive sexual behaviours, there is still confusion and debate about whether the condition even exists. Understanding and Treating Sex Addiction explains why an increasing number of people are inadvertently finding their lives devastated by their sexual behaviours. It explores the latest scientific understandings and research into why pornography, cyber sex, visiting sex workers, fetishes and multiple affairs can come to control some people's lives to the point that they can't stop. It explains how sex addiction is not a moral issue, as some assume, but a health issue that we as a society need to start taking seriously. Throughout the book are the revealing statistics from the UK's latest survey on sex addiction. Three hundred and fifty people who struggle with this condition have bravely and candidly shared their experience for the benefit of their fellow sufferers and those who choose to help them. This book contains support and advice for both the clinician and for those who suffer from sex addiction. As well as practical guidance and techniques for stopping compulsive behaviours and preventing relapse, there is also a thorough exploration of the deeper underlying causes and how these must be addressed.

Sexual Addiction

An Integrated Approach

This enormously detailed book brings together psychoanalytic, biological, behavioral, and social-interpersonal theories relating to sexual addiction within a coherent, closely argued theoretical framework. As the author notes, the etiology of sexual addiction is best understood through a theory that fully integrates both biological and psychological understandings.

Overcoming Sex Addiction

A Self-Help guide

Overcoming Sex Addiction is an accessible self-help guide which uses the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy to help those with problematic or unwanted patterns of sexual behaviour. It is designed for those who are not yet ready to seek professional help or who live in a place where little help is available and can be used in conjunction with general psychotherapy. Written by a leading expert in the field, the book offers an insight into the origins of sex addiction, before going on to explain the cycle of addiction and how to break it. The book has a do-it yourself week-by-week programme of action to tackle compulsive sexual behaviour, and provides extensive advice on relapse prevention to help the reader move forward in recovery. Overcoming Sex Addiction will provide clear, informed guidance for sex addicts and those professionals working with them.

Sexual Addiction

Understanding and Treatment: Textbook and Reference Manual

The book Sexual Addiction: Understanding and Treatment introduces graduate-level students to the field of sexual addiction. Graduate schools seek a textbook that specifically addresses the dynamics of sex addiction to complete their counseling education curriculum. Some professors have indicated that there is a dearth of targeted instructional content. This book fills that need. As a compendium of Dr. Carnes' research related to the treatment of sexually addicted men and women, the book will serve as clinical manual for therapists. Therapists are invited to use the recovery program presented as an effective treatment regimen for sex addicts. Internet pornography addicts men and women who have a weakness for sexual stimulation. One estimate is that as much as half of the male population and a third of the female population are addicted to pornography. The need for a relevant clinical tool is real. As such, the book contains thirty-six therapeutic exercises to help sexually addicted men and women, in conjunction with sex addiction therapy, to achieve long-term sexual sobriety.

Don't Call It Love

Recovery From Sexual Addiction

"Dr. Patrick Carnes is a creative, pioneering, and courageous human being. His books are changing the lives of thousands!" "I lost three marriages, all because of affairs." "I became suicidal because of multiple intense involvements." "I spent money on sex when I needed it for children's clothes." "I lost promotion opportunities and a special scholarship because my co-workers found out about my sex life." Every day they face the possibility of destruction, risking their families, fiances, jobs, dignity, and health. They come from all walks of life: ministers, physicians, therapists, politicians, executives, blue-collar workers. Most were abused as children--sexually, physically or emotionally--and saw addictive behavior in their early lives. Most grapple with other addictions as well, but their fiercest battle is with the most astounding prevalent "secret" disorder in America: sexual addiction. Here is a ground-breaking work by the nation's leading professional expert on sexual addiction, based on the candid testimony of more than one thousand recovering sexual addicts in the first major scientific study of the disorder. This essential volume includes not only the revealing findings of Dr. Carne's research with recovering addicts but also advice from the addicts and co-addicts themselves as they work to overcome their compulsive behavior. Positive, hopeful, and practical, Don't Call It Love is a landmark book that helps us better understand all addictions, their causes, and the difficult path to recovery.

Love Intimacy Sexuality

Sexual Abuse Survivors

Healing from Sexual Abuse

Overcoming Addictions

Male Sexuality

Jewelry Addicts

bi-sexual men

Childhood Sexual Abuse

Bi Sexual Women

Bead Addicts

Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton - Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton, Burlington Satellite Office - Unpublished - Burlington Satellite Office - Unpublished

An agency that provides free, confidential, non-judgmental, 24 hour support and counselling services for male, female and transgender survivors of violence including childhood sexual abuse.

* this Burlington location is one of 5 SAVIS offices that are located in Halton
* other locations include Oakville , Milton , Acton and Georgetown
* call the main intake and information number at 905-825-3622 to arrange an appointment at this location

Services include:
* 24-hour crisis line
* free individual counselling for ages 14 and up
* support services for friends and family members
* advocacy, support and accompaniment to the hospital, police station and court

* SAVIS is a member agency of Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous - Oakville Group

* meetings are closed, restricted to sex and love addicts (or those who think they may be sex and love addicts, i.e. newcomers)
* only qualification for membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction
* supported through contributions of its membership and is free to all who need it

Nina's Place - Regional Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Care Centre - Joseph Brant Hospital

* If you have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence within the past 12 days, go to Joseph Brant Hospital Emergency Dept and ask for Nina's Place
* If your assault was greater than 12 days but less than 2 years, and you would like counselling, contact the Nina's Place trauma informed Social Worker at 905-681-4880

A sexual assault/domestic violence crisis centre providing specialized health care to any survivor who has experienced a recent sexual assault (within the past 12 days) and/or domestic violence
* specially-trained nurses are on call Mon-Sun 24 hours

Major services:
* a physical exam and treatment of any physical injuries
* testing and prevention for possible pregnancy
* testing and preventive treatment of sexually transmitted infections
* crisis intervention
* risk assessment and safety planning
* documentation and/or photographing of any injuries
* collection of forensic evidence of the assault for 6-month storage or immediate release to police
* providing information about navigating the legal system and reporting options
* follow-up medical care, counselling and referral to community agencies
* links to community resources such as Halton Region Sexual Health Clinic, Halton Women's Place, Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS)
* a sensitivity to race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and/or abilities of individuals will be maintained

* support, welcome, and advocate for survivors of all genders, sexualities, races, abilities, religions, and cultural backgrounds
* clients may consent to all or parts of the offered care options
* clients have the choice whether to involve the police or not

Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton and Area

Provides support to adult women and men, who have experienced childhood and/or adult sexual violence at any point in their lives. This includes rape, incest, sexual abuse and harassment.

Services include:
* Individual, group and crisis counselling (including off-site counselling supports in locations such as the Hamilton Detention Centre and the STARS drop-in for women involved in sex work
* Anonymous 24-hour telephone Support Line for survivors, their families, and friends
* TTY Support Line available Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm
* Accompaniment to hospital and police
* Anonymous reporting to the police
* Abuse prevention education sessions (including sessions in Spanish)
* Specialized programming for women from Hamilton's diverse racial and cultural communities (plans to start a new 12-week session of Multicultural Women's Sewing Circle)
* Assistance with practical needs (e.g. bus tickets, childcare)
* 16 week volunteer training program offered twice yearly
* Coordination of yearly International Women's Day and Take Back the Night Events.

Member agency of Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario and of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres. All services are confidential and free of charge.

Urology Resource Centre

A nonprofit centre that offers help and support to people who are struggling with urological problems

Topics include:
* bladder control for men and women, including biofeedback
* prenatal and postnatal pelvic floor strengthening
* diseases of the prostate
* male sexual function
* general urological health

One-on-one teaching consultations available with a nurse specialist

McMaster Children's Hospital - Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA / DVCC)

Providing effective, comprehensive and supportive care for children and adolescents who have experienced sexual assault. Care for children under the age of 13 is provided in conjunction with the Child Advocacy and Assessment Program.

* Reporting to the police is the decision of the survivor. Hospital staff will not report to the police without the permission of the survivor.

* A cultural interpreter will be arranged, if needed.

Follow-up medical care and counselling for children under the age of 13 is provided through the Child Advocacy and Assessment Program.

Celebrate Recovery

A 12-step program for all hurts, habits, and hang ups that include but are not limited to:
* alcohol and drug addictions
* physical, sexual and emotional abuse
* anger, food addictions, sexual addictions

Program location:
Burlington
* Compass Point Bible Church

Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton - Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton, Oakville - Head Office - Oakville - Head Office

Services include:
* 24-hour crisis line
* free individual counselling for ages 14 and up
* support services for friends and family members
* advocacy, support and accompaniment to Nina's Place, the police station and court

Public Education
* customized public education workshops are available for elementary and high school students, community members and agencies in Halton
* SAVIS is home to the Male Ally Network (MAN) which is composed of a network of men (14+) who are committed to ending violence against women and children

Halton Collaborative Against Human Trafficking
* created to raise awareness about human trafficking in Halton and surrounding area through public education and awareness presentations
* for more information or to book a free presentation contact cstover@savisofhalton.org

* the Oakville location is one of 5 SAVIS offices that are located in Halton
* other locations include Milton , Burlington, Acton and Georgetown
* call the main intake and information number at 905-825-3622 to arrange an appointment at this location

* SAVIS is a member agency of Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario

Hamilton General Hospital - Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA / DVCC) - 237 Barton St

Provides specialized healthcare for adolescents, women, individuals who are transgender, and men who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence.

Juravinski Hospital - Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre

Provides specialized healthcare for adolescents, women, individuals who are transgender, and men who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Hospital staff will not report to the police without permission.

Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton - Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton, Milton Satellite Office - Unpublished - Milton Satellite Office - Unpublished

An agency that provides free, confidential, non-judgmental, 24 hour support and counselling services for male, female and transgender survivors of violence including childhood sexual abuse.

* this Milton location is one of 5 SAVIS offices that are located in Halton
* other locations include Oakville , Burlington, Acton and Georgetown
* call the main intake and information number at 905-825-3622 to arrange an appointment at this location

Services include:
* 24-hour crisis line
* free individual counselling for ages 14 and up
* support services for friends and family members
* advocacy, support and accompaniment to the hospital, police station and court

* SAVIS is a member agency of Support Services Network for Male Survivors in Ontario

Hamilton. Public Health Services - Problem Gambling Program - Cooper Building

Provides information, assessment, referral and treatment services to individual and families. Services are free and confidential, will also provide public awareness and education about responsible and problem gambling upon request.