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Women Can Become Addicted to Cybersex, Too

Women Can Become Addicted to Cybersex, Too

Charlotte came from one of those respectable Southern families where impeccable manners and genteel appearances were more important even than money, though that was certainly important too. In Charlotte's world, women wore white lace, but never after Labor Day, and everything, even one's bed sheets and bathrobes, were monogrammed, lest one forget the importance of the family name.

A person who wore pearls and buttoned the top buttons of sweaters, Charlotte let loose on the Internet. She began by sending photos of herself nearly nude, and eventually naked, to men she chatted with on the sly. So all your friends and your mother are certain that only men can become hooked on sex, any kind of sex, but especially cybersex. They seem to be missing the obvious, though, aren't they? Women have been buying up sexual fantasy in the form of romance novels for ages - and most of those are downright salacious! And what is cybersex if not fantasy? Read more at

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Gay Men and Sex Addiction

Once upon a time, gay men searched for sex on notorious street corners, in public parks and restrooms, in adult bookstores and the gym, and, in larger cities, in certain bars and clubs. Today, however, gay men search for sex in much safer and significantly less public venues. In many respects Western gay culture strongly encourages such activity, perhaps as a positive (out and proud) reaction to growing up in a shame-based, homophobic society. Unfortunately, living in a counterculture in which sexual activity is celebrated can sometimes enable compulsive sexual behavior patterns - i.e., sexual addiction.


Sex Addiction 101

Sex addicts are individuals who've lost control over their sexual fantasies and behavior. They are unable to stop their sexual acting out, even when they want to. Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction addresses this issue. The book covers everything from what sexual addiction is and how it can best be treated, to how it affects various subgroups of the population such as women, gays, and teenagers, to how sex addicts can protect themselves from the online sexual onslaught.

Order Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction from today...

The Complexities of Trauma: A Basic Understanding

Traumatized individuals are often in denial about the trauma they've experienced. This is perfectly natural, as the obvious and understandable reaction to trauma is a desire to not relive it (resulting in denial, avoidance, numbing, and similar self-destructive activities). Because of this, many traumatized people who have issues later in life think that they are simply "crazy" or unbalanced, not recognizing their problematic behaviors as a natural response to early trauma.

Read more in this PsychCentral blog by Rob Weiss...

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The next Two-Week Intensive Treatment Program begins January 6, 2014!

The SRI Two-Week Intensive is a program of therapy and education designed to help our clients identify and eliminate all sexual acting out behavior, and to develop the skills and tools needed to prevent sexual relapse.

The Two-Week Intensive Program at SRI is a cost-effective and more time-effective alternative to the traditional 4-6 week hospital stay or residential treatment programs. It is our belief, based on our decades of experience, that most sex addicts do not require a lengthy stay in a controlled environment. Our program offers many similar benefits while minimizing the disruption in our clients' lives.

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Recovering from Infidelity Group

Addiction Specialist Marty Simpson Revell, MA, CSAT-3, hosts a weekly group therapy session focusing on recovering from infidelity. The group helps increase self-awareness leading to a deeper understanding of what causes us to get involved in unhealthy relationships, and what gets in the way of setting healthy boundaries. In addition to the educational component of the group, members have an opportunity to process feelings and benefit from sharing their experience with others in a supportive environment facilitated by an experienced clinician.

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