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Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Sex Addiction And Love Addiction Aren't Two Different Things -- They're The Same Thing

Ethlie Ann Vare | Posted 03.24.2012 | Women
Ethlie Ann Vare

Just as both the binge-eater and the anorexic suffer from an eating disorder, both the love addict and the love avoidant suffer from a relationship disorder.

He's Younger, She's Older, So What?!

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

"Your age is troubling me," he says. He's eight years younger than I, and this is the first I've heard it troubles him. The last two men I've been with, including my ex husband, were ten years younger, and their response to the age difference was, "Who gives a damn?"

Is Sex a Drug or a Sacred Path?

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

For 4 days, we don't leave the bedroom except to eat. It did not occur to me at the time that this was excessive. I thought, as did Billy: it's the only way to fly. Not until a year later did I see what it was--a binge, a four day bender.

Love in the Time of Viagra

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

What's it like to go for AIDS tests at a public clinic when you're over 50? We're about to see.

What Do Women Want, More Than Anything?

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

I tell Billy the question that King Arthur was forced to answer to save his life: What do women want, more than anything?

Is 'No' The Sexiest Word?

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

Part 14 of a serial, "Sex Love Enlightenment." Previously: I tell Billy not to contact me again. I feel relieved, elated, but then comes the crash. Later I would learn this is a sign of love addiction.

The Best Way To Fill The Emptiness Inside

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

I went to a retreat, determined to ask about a subject that's not "spiritually correct" -- my yearning for an intimate partner.

Are You Playing Dating Roulette?

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

"What do you want to do?" I asked Billy. He smiled and said, "Date all three of you. You're all busy, and I have enough time for all of you."

What You Can Tell from a Man's Smell

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

Some men, I've found, are scent neutral - their smell is not pronounced or has no effect. But Billy's was like an aphrodisiac. It pulled me to him against my judgment and reason.

My First Job As A "National Penis Finder"

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

"Davidson's first job was with the Boston Globe, where she became a national penis finder," read my bio on Wikipedia. What?! I blinked. I read it again. How had this happened?

Do You Trust Your Body or Your Mind?

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

When your mind is yelling, "Stop!" and your body is insisting, "Go!" Which one do you listen to?

Sexual Chemistry -- Is it a Trap?

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

My entire body wanted to connect with his. We eyed each other, cautiously, like two animals... He said, "I thought you wanted to break up with me..."

Which Man Do You Call For Help?

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

Hanging up, I thought, This man is high maintenance. And presumptuous. I mean, I've only met him once! I can't deal with anyone else's emotions right now.

Can Fate Sabotage Romance?

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

I was hot to hook up with Billy the Bad when a ski wreck blew my plans.

Sex, Love, And Enlightenment

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

Part 1: How to Make a Woman Fall This is a serial, a true story about love and awakening. Many have had a Billy in their life -- a relationship that'...

Sex Addiction: Fact Or Fiction?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

In light of the news that David Duchovny recently checked himself into rehab for sex addiction, there may be some people out there scratching their he...