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Sex & Love Addiction

Addictions to sexual behaviors and experiences or romantic love relationships.
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What is PnP?
Glossary definition of PnP or PNP.

What Does Polyamorous Mean?
Glossary definition of the term polyamorous and if it has any relation to sex addiction.

What Is Intersex?
Glossary definition of the term intersex

How CBT Helped Anna's Sexual Anorexia
This story is an example of how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helped Anna to overcome compulsive avoidance of sex, or sexual anorexia, and frigidity. While the characters and the story are fictitious, the characteristics and circumstances described are often seen in people who come for treatment for sexual anorexia. Cheryl’s story is...

What Is Sexual Anorexia?
An introduction to the concept of sexual anorexia, developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes, an expert in sex addiction.

The Cycle of Sexual Abuse
People who were sexually abused in childhood often engage in abusive relationships as adults, either being repeatedly victimized, or becoming abusers themselves. It can be hard to understand why someone who has been sexually abused in childhood would engage in an abusive relationships again -- why wouldn't they avoid abusive relationships? ...

Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse
Child abuse is known to repeat itself from generation to generation. Although not universal, the children of people with addictions are at higher risk of all types of abuse , and of developing addictions . The reasons why people who were sexually abused in childhood go on to have abusive relationships in adulthood, either as an abuser or as a victim, are complex and well documented. But does the…

What Is Sexsomnia?
Glossary definition of sexsomnia.

What is Sex Work?
Glossary definition of the term sex work.

How CBT Helped Joel Quit Compulsive Sex
This story is an example of how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helped Joel to quit compulsive sex with strangers. While the characters and the story are fictitious, the characteristics and circumstances described are often seen in people who come for treatment for sex addiction. Joel’s story is presented for illustrative purposes, to help readers understand how CBT can help people quit compulsive sex.

Was I Sexually Abused?
Answer to the frequently asked question, "Was I Sexually Abused?"

Understanding a Sex Addict
Trying to understand a sex addict? Understand how a sex addict feels before, during and after a sexual experience.

Sex Addiction From a Sex Addict's Point of View
Susan Cheever shares her experience as a sex addict in her book, "Desire: Where Sex Meets Addiction."

Sex Workers
Information for people working in the sex industry.

Sex Addiction Within Marriage
Real life sex addict David Duchovny portrays a married man addicted to porn in the movie, "Trust the Man."

Evidence-Based Therapy for Addiction
Therapy for addiction is big business. And people struggling with addictions, and their loved ones, are often desperate by the time they seek help, but are overwhelmed with the multitude of options promising a new life free of alcohol and drugs, while real life stories warn of relapse and life savings thrown away on ineffective scams. So how can you make a wise decision when you don't know what is truly effective? The main evidence-based therapies for addiction are covered in this article.

Internet Dating Safety Tips for Women
Internet dating is a way that single women can find a partner without the awkwardness of in-person introductions. But it does carry risks, so follow these tips when meeting a date you have met online.

Potentially Harmful Online Dating Sites
The internet is a great resource for those who are curious. But if you are curious about sexually deviant practices, you are safer avoiding certain types of website.

Sex Addiction 101
Sex addiction is a behavioral addiction that can involve many different types of activity.

Is Cybersex Fantasy or Reality?
Cybersex may seem like harmless fantasy, but when it involves children, even those who simply dabble in child porn pose a serious risk to young children.

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