I used to look through friends’ shelves for erotic material, raid fellow lodgers’ rooms for underwear, and look at worse and worse forms of pornography online.
Addiction to sexual activities can be just as destructive as addiction to chemical substances.
The author explains how to spot addicts and coaddicts among your patients. However, about 3% to 6% of Americans have sexual addiction(1).
Through their addiction, they may injure themselves physically, experience psychological distress, lose their livelihood, and ruin meaningful relationships.
I saw one sex addict who admitted that he ogled in this way; that he looked at women “from the neck down”.
He was happily married yet he saw himself as being sexually compulsive in this one area.
Any group that uses a questionnaire or screening before allowing membership is not a true SAA group.
The 3rd tradition clearly states that "The only requirement for SAA membership is a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior".
If you are the partner of such a man you will know that it is crazy making.It not only provides an explanation for otherwise irrational behavior but also suggests effective treatment for patients who have not been helped by more traditional therapy.Many wives and partners of sex addicts complain of their partner ogling other women.He claimed he would do anything to stop because it hurt his wife so much.When he couldn’t stop looking at another woman in a restaurant on his honeymoon it was a wake up call for his wife (and him).Newcomers are invited to make contact with us by phone or by email. In my teens, I was obsessed by looking at girls and then fantasizing, masturbation, exposing myself, looking into windows to see if I could get a glimpse of something sexual. But I couldn’t keep to the sexual boundaries I set with my girlfriend, and I realized something was wrong. To read the whole story and those of other members of Sexaholics Anonymous, please click here.