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Glossary of Terms Related to Sex Addiction

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Glossary of Terms related to sex addiction like Sexual Anorexia, Low Bottom Recovery, and Erotic Haze.

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Curator comment:  This glossary is an excellent idea and very helpful to people struggling to figure out all the lingo that has built up around these topics.   

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Comparing the Four Different 12-Step Meetings for Sexual Addiction Recovery

"There are four different 12-step 'fellowships' for sexual addiction, each with a slightly different definition of sobriety, which this article reviews along with links to the website of each organization."

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Curator comment: People get really confused about the concept of "sexual sobriety" in 12-step fellowships for compulsive sexual behavior.  All but one of them allow an individual to decide what behavior is and isn't consistent with a personal definition of what it means to be "sober".  This article explains the differences.

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How to Quit Being a Hooker | The Fix

How to Quit Being a Hooker | The Fix | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it


"With sex addiction claiming celebrity headlines in recent years, Sex Workers Anonymous addresses the less glamorous topic: addiction to prostitution."



Curator comment: this is a fascinating look at how some people apply the idea of "addiction" to certain forms of sex industry work, and the corresponding rise of "Sex Worker's Anonymous" meetings.  Various perspectives about this provocative concept are offered.


Source: The Fix, May 15, 2012.

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S-Anon International Family Groups

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"S-Anon is a program of recovery for those who have been affected by someone else's sexual behavior. S-Anon is based on the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous."

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Sex Addicts Anonymous

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"The homepage of Sex Addicts Anonymous, a 12-step organization helping men and women share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and recover from sexual addiction."

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SCA - Sexual Compulsives Anonymous

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"Sexual Compulsives Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from sexual compulsion."

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Group Membership and Social Identity in Addiction Recovery

"Although exploratory, these results suggest that developing a social identity as a "recovering addict".......and subsequently highlighting the difference between such identities may be a useful strategy for reducing relapse among people with problems associated with addictive behaviors."


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Curator comment: Although this just-published study focused on substance addictions rather than process addictions, its findings point to the potential benefits that can occur when people who struggle wih chronically problematic sexual behavior marked by loss of self-control utilize addiction recovery groups.


Source: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 2013 Apr 15 (epub ahead of print)

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How to Recover From Sex Addiction | The Fix

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With four competing 12-Step programs and numerous new treatments, sexaholics have more options than ever—just in time for the Internet age's explosion in diagnoses.


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Curator Commentary: 12-Step Groups

Many (though not all) of the men and women who are working to overcome the destructive impact of their out-of-control sexual behavior identify themselves by the term "sex addict".  Many (though not all) of these individuals attend 12-step support group meetings for the "experience, strength and hope" (a famous phrase) that can be found in abundance there.


There are several 12-step groups for sex addiction, available at no charge, with no requirements for attendence, and which maintain a first-name-only anonymity.  These vrious 12-step groups have much in common but there are some important distinctions between them.  


There are other methods people use to obtain or regain consistent sexual self-control, but 12-step groups remain one course of action most often recommended by the majority of therapists who claim specialization in this area.

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Sexaholics Anonymous

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"Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover."

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Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

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"Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, or S.L.A.A., is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition oriented Fellowship of men and women who help each other to stay sober. We offer help to anyone who has a sex addiction or love addiction or both and wants to do something about it."

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