Facing fear in sex and porn addiction recovery

Facing Fear In Sex Addiction Recovery

Fear plays a very active role in the destruction of the sex or porn addict. The prominent place of fear in an addicts life is often not evident when he or she first comes into Sexaholics Anonymous. That was certainly the case for me. Heck, I was only conscious of one problem when I first entered SA’s doors: masturbation and pornography. If I could only stop my sexual acting out, I told myself, the real, admirable me would be free to flourish. But I had misdiagnosed my problem. And my core problem included fear. And recovery from porn addiction has meant facing fear. […]

new attitude overcoming porn addiction

New Attitudes Overcoming Porn Addiction

“Because he lives inside his attitudes, the individual doesn’t see them; he sees only the physical activity and thinks he’s feeling guilty for that.” (White Book, page 40) Reading this reflection at a recent meeting, lead me to consider what my attitudes had been and how my changing attitudes brought about through the 12 Steps have enabled me to overcome my porn addiction. […]

Pornography Addiction Recovery

Pornography Addiction Recovery: Moving in Two Directions Recovery from an addiction like pornography or sex requires movement in two directions simultaneously: Movement away from use of the “drug” (in our case, pornography, sex, lust, or relationships) Movement toward healthy living Well, they are actually movements in the same direction. None of us addicts is ever Read more about Pornography Addiction Recovery[…]

Progressive Victory Over Lust

In the Sexaholics Anonymous White Book (our equivalent of the AA Big Book) it says that “true sobriety includes progressive victory over lust.”  (It’s not just about sex eh?)  In an article in the December 1999 edition of the SA newsletter Essay, founder Roy K had an article entitled “A New Look at Lust Recovery”.  In that Read more about Progressive Victory Over Lust[…]