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Polyamory and Sex Addiction

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"Although I wish sex addiction was never an issue in polyamory, the truth is that polyamory does provide a convenient cover story for addicts who are generally in denial about having an addiction."

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Curator comment: This is a fascinating and characteristically well-written piece about one aspect of the complex interplay between sexually addictive dynamics and alternative sexual lifestyles.  As is so often typical for these kinds of articles, many of the reader comments are themselves illuminating.


Author: Deborah Anapol, Ph.D.


Source: Psychologytoday.com "Love Without Limits", April 11, 2011.

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Sexual Fulfillment and The Art Of Giving Sexual Pleasure Out Of Fullness

Sexual Fulfillment and The Art Of Giving Sexual Pleasure Out Of Fullness | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

A continuing failure to find "sexual fulfillment" leads to a continuing search for..... new sexual partners, new sexual experiences, new sexual techniques and new sexual gadgets (which) in some ways has become a ritual obsession and addiction for some. This "horniness" model of sex is more of "sex out of emptiness" rather than "sex out of fullness". 


By Yangki Christine Akiteng, "Love Doctor" (Toronto)


Curator comment: the "horniness model of sex" is a powerful, insightful phrase found on this extensive and well-written collection of articles about sex and relationships.

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Pastor Issues "30-Day Sex Challenge" - CBS News "The Early Show", February 20, 2008

Pastor Issues "30-Day Sex Challenge" - CBS News "The Early Show", February 20, 2008 | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

"The pastor of a southwest Florida church opened many eyes and ears Sunday when he said he wants married couples in the congregation to have sex for 30 days in a row."

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Curator comment: an interesting example counteracting the popular notion that adherents of Christianity invariably shy away from sex-positive attitudes.

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Q&A: How Much Masturbation Is Too Much? | ThirdAge

Q&A: How Much Masturbation Is Too Much? | ThirdAge | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

A very brief Q&A with Sandor Gardos, a psychologist, sex therapist, board-certified sexologist and CEO of MyPleasure, seller of adult sex toys.


"I don't subscribe to the notion of sexual addiction, but I do believe in compulsive sexual behavior."

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World Champion Masturbator, Masanobu Sato, Expands On His Favorite Hobby (VIDEO, NSFW)

World Champion Masturbator, Masanobu Sato, Expands On His Favorite Hobby (VIDEO, NSFW) | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

This is a sex-positive example of the fact that sex addiction is not about behavior but instead relates to a lack of control.  For a true sex addict, masturbating for many hours without orgasm is not unusual and can be a component of a compulsive binge.  In this case, however, it's no more pathological than a person who jumps on a pogo stick enough times to earn a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.  (Note the comment by his girlfiend: "He puts a lot of effort in it, and I just have my own hobbies.")


WARNING: Some links contain pictures of explicit, NSFW (Not Safe for Work) content.

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Life on the Swingset: A Primer for the Swinging Lifestyle

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Life on the Swingset is a podcast and blog about swinging, polyamory, open relationships, and "the lifestyle" from the trenches. A diverse group tackles many issues involved with non-monogamy and what it means to be a swinger from the point of view of educating and illuminating what, for many, is a confusing journey to begin.


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Fetish Map

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Katherine Gates' famous "Fetish Map" from 2002.  


Curator comment: Familiarity with the varieties of fetishistic experience is necessary for any therapist working with a potentially sexually addicted population, because clients who are not asked often don't tell, and any discomfort or unfamiliarity a therapist has will be quickly, even if unconsciously, communicated.  

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Slut Shaming and Why it's Wrong

"While I am fully aware that this is a bit of an unorthodox topic for a thirteen year old virgin to be talking about, it's an important issue to discuss, and a great topic for girls my age to know about (to deny that demonstrates a clear lack of understanding as to what teenagers actually do and say). So many teenage girls call each other sluts and they don't know about the meaning behind their words and I know it's just ignorance but it pisses me off, so here, have a video about why slut shaming is total bullshit."


(August 20, 2011)

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Curator's comment: Remarkable, forthright, highly articulate expression of opinion by a young teen regarding the danger of automatically assigning negative labels to female sexual enthusiasiam. 

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The Year in Good Sex: 20 Defining Moments in 2011

The Year in Good Sex: 20 Defining Moments in 2011 | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it
Here are the top 20 stories of the year that inspire good sex, which we define as conscious and conscientious sexual impulses resulting in consensual activity that positively impacts our communities, our relationships, and ourselves.


This list, compiled by Alexandria Katehasis and published in Huffington Post, includes two stories related to sex addiction.

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