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The Daffodil's Lament

The Daffodil's Lament | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

"Life after the discovery of my husband's sex addiction."


Another courageous blog that posted from 2009-2010.

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living sobriety

An extremely well-written and at times provocative personal narrative of sex addiction recovery from 2007 to the current day.

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Former NBA Play Winston Bennett Admits To Being A Sex Addict

Former NBA Play Winston Bennett Admits To Being A Sex Addict | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

Kentucky's Winston Bennett admits to being a sex addict on ESPN's "Outside the Lines", March 2011.  Bennett had been an assistant under Rick Pitino at Kentucky and then for the Boston Celtics before losing his job because of his addiction.

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The Relationship Among Sexual Compulsivity, Internalized Homophobia, and HIV At-Risk Sexual Behavior in Gay and Bisexual Male Users of Internet Chat Rooms

In this article, the relationship among sexual compulsivity, internalized homophobia, and HIV at-risk sexual behavior in non-heterosexual male users of Internet chat rooms is examined. The Compulsive Sexual Behavior Inventory was used to trichotomize the sample (n = 513) for comparative purposes. Results from the data analysis indicated that higher levels of internalized homophobia were associated with greater frequency of sexual compulsivity. Increased incidents of sexual compulsivity also were found in bisexual respondents. High-risk sexual behavior was prevalent among participants from both Moderate Sexual Compulsive and Sexual Compulsive groups.


Authors: Brian J. Dew and Michael P. Chaney


Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, Vol. 12, No. 4 (pages 159-273 (2005)


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My Husband Is Still a Sex Addict

My Husband Is Still a Sex Addict | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

A single blog post,poignant and wise.


From "the second road: where life intersects with recovery"

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Women Who Struggle with Sex Addiction - The Journey to Grace

Christian forum for female sex addicts.

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Sex Addiction Forums

Sex Addiction Forums | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

A community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with Sex Addiction, together.  Discussion/support forum.


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The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene

The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

"In The Hypersexuality of Race, Celine Parreñas Shimizu urges a shift in thinking about sexualized depictions of Asian/American women in film, video, and theatrical productions."


Duke University Press

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The Brave New World of Sexual Addiction: America's Sexual Burlesque | Counterpunch

The Brave New World of Sexual Addiction: America's Sexual Burlesque  |  Counterpunch | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it


Curator commentary: Another misguided article that reduces the concept of sex addiction to a mere attack against sexual pleasure.  In doing so it ignores the legitimacy of people who truly suffer.


The article by Raymond J. Lawrence appeared in Counterpunch on March 4, 2010.

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Love Addiction Treatment | Relationships, Romance, & Sex

Love Addiction Treatment | Relationships, Romance, & Sex | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

NOTE: While the concept of "love addiction" is NOT the focus of this curated site, this link is being included to guide people interested in this topic to other sites.

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Choke (2008)

Choke (2008) | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.

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"And you're right-I'm pathetic. I have sex with strangers because I'm incapable of doing it with someone I actually like. I can't even ask anyone out on a date because if it doesn't end up in a high speed chase, I get bored. I've kept myself numb for so long that now I actually want to feel something and I can't......"

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"Meet the Monogamish" -- Savage Love by Dan Savage

"Meet the Monogamish" -- Savage Love by Dan Savage | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

Columnist Dan Savage asked his readers for examples of happy nonmonogamous couples, and the responses poured in.


Dan Savage is a media pundit, journalist and newspaper editor who writes the internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column Savage Love.


Curator's comment: Upon reflection, any person striving to become proficient in helping people heal from addictive or compulsive sexual behavior should proably be required to read at least 20 (preferably many more) of Dan Savage's articles in order to incorporate his incisive and often brilliant observations into a broadly developed sense of the range of behavior that constitutes normative sexual values.

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Straight men who have sex with men | StraightGuise

Straight men who have sex with men | StraightGuise | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

Straight Guise is about men who have sex with men (MSM) who question their sexual orientation and are not gay.


Curator's note:  this item is included not because it is focused on sexual compulsivity (although many stright men engage in sex with other men in a compulsive manner) but because it informs any discussion of normative assumptions regarding sexual behavior.

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Sex Addiction Diary

A personal narrative of a recovering sex addict who chose to blog about his experience for two months in 2010.

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My husband is a sex addict

"On May 11, 2010, I found out that my husband is a sex addict. This is my attempt to purge my pain." 


This blog has been active for a year.  Narratives like this are as honest and revealing as it gets.

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Love in the Time of Addiction: The True Story of a Newlywed Struggling with Her Husband's Sex Addiction

Love in the Time of Addiction: The True Story of a Newlywed Struggling with Her Husband's Sex Addiction | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

The spouse of a sex addict blogged this personal narrative from 2008 to 2010.  Honest and well-written.

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SEXUAL ADDICTION BLOG

"Writing About Recovery From Sexual Addiction"


This is a good opportunity to view this extremely debilitating problem "from the inside", through the minds of someone who suffers and heroically engages in the struggle for "sexual sobriety" (click the link to read an article written by the curator that defines the concept of sexual sobriety).

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Sex Addiction Support Group

"The Sex Addiction Support Groups page is here for any person that is dealing with addiction problems."


From SupportGroups.com


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The politics of sex addiction | Reuters.com

The politics of sex addiction | Reuters.com | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

"U.S. Rep.Weiner is just one of many politicians consumed by a sex scandal, and sex addiction could be to blame, founder of Sexual Recovery Institute says."

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3:45 minute video segment from June 9, 2011, on Reuters, ("the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.")

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Bill Maher Holds Forth On Porn Addiction

Bill Maher Holds Forth On Porn Addiction | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

The humorist offers a typically provocative opinion about porn addiction.  Example:


"To be honest about our porn addiction, it’s not that Americans are oversexed. It’s that we are catastrophically lazy."


For a transcript and cogent commentary about this segment, go to www.politics.usa.com


From HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher: Ep. 202 February 11, 2011

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Sex-addicted ex-bishop gets time served - UPI.com

A former Canadian Catholic bishop who is a confessed child pornography addict was spared jail time in Ottawa Wednesday because of time served since his arrest.

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Why Bathroom Sex Is Hot

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What is the eternal allure of sex in a stall, and does it make you gay?..........Imagining that closeted gay men are the only ones involved in bathroom sex is naive, since it assumes that homosexual acts are synonymous with homosexual identity, which is silly.


(A James Hannaham article in Salon in 2007)


Curator's note: while this article is not specifically related to compulsive sexual behavior, such activity is not uncommon among sex addicts.

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World Health Organization Definition of Sexual Health

World Health Organization Definition of Sexual Health | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

"Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence."

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South Park: Sexual Healing

South Park: Sexual Healing | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

Rich, successful men suddenly want to have sex with many, many women, and the nation's top scientists are called in to put a stop to the epidemic. After extensive testing, some of the boys in South Park Elementary are also diagnosed as sex addicts."


Note: this 21 minute video contains explicit, extremely coarse profanity and deeply biting satire, consistent with all 15 seasons of South Park.

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For The Man In A Relationship Troubled By Sex Addiction

For The Man In A Relationship Troubled By Sex Addiction | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

"No other addiction affects your most personal feelings as profoundly as sex addiction. Because of the intense conflicts that accompany it, sexual addiction is also the most complex obsession. When approached correctly, it can be overcome with simple, straightforward, common sense methods."

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Curator commentary: This site contains the first 15 chapters of "The Most Personal Addiction", written by by a man named Joe Zychik who proclaims that "(t)he way you break free of it is letting yourself experience the desire fully and completely and choose whether or not to act on it."  He does not recommend 12-step groups, psychotherapy or medication.  The curator does not place great confidence in an approach that categorically rejects the above interventions.

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