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Discreet Ways to Get Sex Addiction Treatment

If you are considering seeking sex addiction help, you may feel held back by feelings of embarrassment or shame. You want help, but you don’t want anyone to know that you need help. These feelings are common. Sex addiction therapists understand the sensitive nature of these struggles and make your confidentiality their highest priority. Here are some ways to start …

When Arousal Becomes Frightening

In my work with sex and porn addicts, I come across a recurring question: “What if something arouses me, but it also makes me really uncomfortable?” A lot of the guys I work with can actually feel fear in response to some things which they find arousing. They might find themselves wrestling with contradictions like “I’m a straight man, but …

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When you have a porn addiction relapse: It’s not over

If you are in the midst of a porn addiction relapse, it’s easy to end up in a negative thought spiral. You might feel like a failure. You might feel worthless. You might feel like giving up. But while these feelings are common, that does not make them true. Sex addiction recovery is a process. It’s not 100% all at …

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How to Satisfy Your Sex Addiction Symptoms

If you are seeking sex addiction recovery, your symptoms can feel overwhelming. How do you channel that energy and desire in a way that keeps you on-track? Sex addiction recovery will never be easy, but it is always possible. Here are a few brass-tacks ways to satisfy your symptoms and stay on the road to recovery. Get a Healthy Dopamine …

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Hairy palms: Real porn addiction side effects

Are there legit side effects to porn addictions? While you won’t actually get hairy palms from masturbating too much, (nor will you go blind), porn addiction’s side effects are real. But addiction looks different than occasional use, and addiction requires help to overcome. Here are some signs and symptoms that point toward porn addictions: “Sometimes I feel powerless to resist …

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How to Stop Watching Porn before You Start

So you want to know how to stop watching porn. It’s not easy, but you know what will make it easier? Keep yourself out of porn’s way as much as possible. A key way to break a porn habit is to stop the endless, sweaty cycle of clicking and fapping before it starts. But to do that, you need to …

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5 Symptoms of a Sex Addict

The symptoms of sex addicts might surprise you. Sex addicts are not people who loves sex, or has lots of sex, or have a powerful sex drive. The symptoms of addiction are completely different and have very little to do with the actual enjoyment of sex. Here are five symptoms to look out for. Five Symptoms of Sex Addicts 1. …

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Bad Advice on How to Quit Porn

If you’ve decided to quit porn, there is a wealth of advice out there about how to make it stick. Some of this advice is great, but some of it is, frankly, is hot garbage. Here are a few of the absolute worst ways to stop watching porn. Go It Alone Your pride might be telling you that you can …

What is a Sex Addict?

What is a sex addict? Well, it’s complicated. Generally, a sex addict is defined as someone who cannot control their sexual compulsive behavior to a degree that it interferes with their everyday life and relationships. But perhaps it would be better to define what a sex addict is not. Three Things Sex Addicts Are Not 1. A sex addict is …

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How to Stop Porn Addiction: The First 5 Steps

If you are wondering how to stop porn addiction, you may be feeling trapped. Sex addictions are powerful, and overcoming it can feel completely overwhelming. But you are not alone. Addiction can be overcome, and you can start making healthy choices right now. Here’s how to get started: 1. Realize That You Need Help The absolute first step to overcoming …

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Why is Porn Addicting?

Is porn addicting? Like many other substances and behaviors that cause a dopamine spike in the brain — yes. Our brains are designed to seek the chemical rewards of pleasure, which is what makes it so easy to become addicted to anything that gives us a high-level dopamine hit, whether that be porn, sex, drugs, sugar, or smoking a cigarette. …

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Are There Porn Addiction Side Effects?

Are there porn addiction side effects? If so, what are they? Can they negatively affect my life? Maybe you’re a habitual porn user who doesn’t like to use the word “addiction.” Everyone looks at porn, right? It’s everywhere and sometimes nearly impossible to avoid. But unfortunately, there are side effects to porn addictions, and they can be more insidious than …

Procrastination and Addiction

-Starve your distractions, feed your focus.” Daniel Goleman Procrastination, defined as the action of delaying or postponing something, appears to be a universal human problem. We all struggle to get moving on the next important task — the school or work project, paying our bills, or having a difficult conversation with someone.

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How to Deal with Porn Addiction Withdrawal

Is porn addiction withdrawal a thing? Yes, as with any addiction, it is absolutely a real thing. And there are plenty of practical ways to work through this stage in your brain’s healing. Here’s how to get started. Realize that Porn Addiction Withdrawal is the First Step Toward Healing. Withdrawal symptoms can tell you two really important things about your …

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Quitting Porn to Save Your Sex Life

Quit porn to save your sex life? It might surprise you to learn that porn can actually be a huge turn-off. Literally. Far from making you into some kind of sex god, research has shown that habitual porn use can make it difficult or even impossible to perform sexually with a real, human partner. Skeptical? Read on. Constant Porn Use …

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3 Reasons to Overcome Sex Addiction

Can you overcome sex addictions? In a word, yes, you can. It’s not easy, but it is possible — and you will be a healthier person for it. Here are three reasons to do the work and break free of sex addictions. 1. Overcome Sex Addictions for Yourself. Sex addiction is not the same thing as a love and appreciation …

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How to Recover from Porn Addiction

If you’re asking how you can start your sex addiction recovery, you might be feeling overwhelmed. Fighting any addiction, especially in the beginning, can feel insurmountable. But here’s the great news: you can recover from porn addictions. This is not a permanent part of who you are. You can fight this, and you can win. Start Your Journey to Recovery …

Learning To Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

There’s a saying in addiction that we act out what we don’t feel. The acting out behavior becomes a numbing device so that we can avoid feelings, thoughts, or experiences—often unconsciously. To feel or experience these things can be very uncomfortable. Most of us, people in recovery or not, can’t even tolerate being uncomfortable for short amounts of time.It’s something …

The First Step in Tackling Porn in Your Church: Recognizing the Problem

Will you be talking about porn this Sunday? Many pastors have struggled to find resources that help them address the issues of sex and porn in their congregation. I spent ten years of my life teaching sex education from a Biblical perspective to thousands upon thousands of people, and do you know what I heard from 9 out of 10 …