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Famous Men and Sex Scandals: What Were They Thinking?

Famous Men and Sex Scandals: What Were They Thinking?

Almost constantly the news media is bombarding us with stories about men in positions of power who get caught acting out sexually. Whether they are sports heroes, politicians, executives, or whatever, the general public often wonders: What were they thinking? They had so much to lose and hardly anything to gain.

The answer to this question is actually rather simple, and it could easily be provided by just about any self-aware recovering sex addict. These men were not thinking, or at least they weren't thinking in any clear-headed way in which the potential consequences of their sexual behaviors came into play. Why else would these otherwise intelligent, thoughtful, respected, sometimes even beloved public figures jeopardize their marriages, reputations, and careers? Let's face it, sexual misbehavior cost former US Congressman Anthony Weiner a promising political career, Tiger Woods hundreds of millions of dollars in a messy divorce settlement and lost advertising revenue, General David Petraeus his job and a possible run at the US Presidency, etc. And those are just a tiny fraction of the "sex scandal" men. This list could quite literally go on and on and on. Read more at

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Sexual Addiction vs. Paraphilia vs. Sexual Offending

There is a great deal of confusion, even within the therapeutic community, about what constitutes sexual addiction, what constitute paraphilic behavior, and what constitutes sexual offending. In an attempt to clarify, we provide below basic definitions of these three concepts.


Intensity vs. Intimacy: Sex Addiction, Controlling Truth and Closeness

Sexual addiction occurs as the result of an intimacy disorder and those people who unarguably suffer intimacy disorders, are typically individuals who have experienced some sort of trauma in their early lives - be it emotional, physical or sexual abuse, or another type of trauma.


All About Men and Infidelity

Named an "Essential Read" on Psychology Today, this blog by our founder, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, talks about the truth that men are somewhat different than women when it comes to cheating, and a lot of that difference arises from the fact that men tend to define infidelity rather loosely.

Read more in this Psychology Today blog by Rob Weiss...

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The next Two-Week Intensive Treatment Program begins December 2nd!

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.

Learn more about our Two-Week Intensive Program or Contact us to Reserve a Spot.

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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