The National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity has defined sexual addiction as “engaging in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior acted out despite increasing negative consequences to self and others.” In other words, a sex addict will continue to engage in certain sexual behaviors despite facing potential health risks, financial problems, shattered relationships or even arrest.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders, Sexual Disorders Not Otherwise Specified as distress about a pattern of repeated sexual relationships
involving a succession of lovers who are experienced by the individual only as things to be used. Sex addiction involves
compulsive searching for multiple partners, compulsive fixation on an unattainable partner, compulsive masturbation, compulsive love relationships and
compulsive sexuality in a relationship.
We as a society in the internet age have observed an increase in the number of individuals engaging in a variety of unusual or illicit sexual practices, such as phone sex, the use of escort services, internet pornography, chat rooms and sexting. These individuals and their partners are seeking help for sexual addiction and we can help.
What is Sexaholics Anonymous?
Sexaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to
stop lusting and become sexually sober. There are no dues or fees for SA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
Our primary purpose is to stay sexually sober
and help others to achieve sexual sobriety. SA is a recovery program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous AA, to use its Twelve Steps and Twelve
Traditions to remain sober.