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Sexual Addiction

How Much Sex Is Healthy?

Robert Weiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Robert Weiss

As a sexual addiction and intimacy disorders specialist, I am often asked about the frequency of sex. Couples want to know what is "healthy." Usually, they're afraid they're either having way too much sex or not nearly enough.

Is Thanks for Sharing an Honest Look Inside Sex Addiction Recovery?

Robert Weiss | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Robert Weiss

The new film Thanks for Sharing, along with Shame and hopefully Don Jon, which releases Sept. 27, are a great leap forward in our public understanding of the very real problem of sexual addiction.

Christians Don't Know What Porn Is

Posted 08.28.2013 | Comedy

Yikes. If you feel like you have an addiction to pornography, we're not sure this PSA produced by Christian groups (in the '90s, evidently) is going t...

Who's the Real Sex Addict? The Dubious Claims of Ariel Castro and Anthony Weiner

Robert Weiss | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Robert Weiss

Sexual addiction is not defined by either sexual offending (as Ariel Castro would have us believe) or having a high sexual desire (as a recent study would have us believe). Instead, sexual addiction is about escape and dissociation from life.

Why Some Straight Men Are Romantically or Sexually Attracted to Other Men

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 09.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Many men who have sex with men aren't gay or even bisexual. Although their mental and emotional state resembles that of the initial stages of coming out, gay and bisexual men go on to develop a gay or a bisexual identity, whereas these men don't.

Women and Pornography: Fifty Shades of the Same Old Color

Robert Weiss | Posted 11.12.2012 | Women
Robert Weiss

Ultimately, the Fifty Shades phenomenon is opening up a very healthy dialogue about female sexuality, not just in the therapeutic community and among BFFs on their coffee breaks, but between women who've read the books and their intimate partners.

Pastor Fired For Doubting Hell Now Believes In Hell Again

John Shore | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
John Shore

Chad has eliminated all online traces possible of his former self. I would be surprised if he hasn't already signed to write at least one book with a Christian publisher in the evergreen "He was lost to the sin of sexual addiction, but now he's found genre.

Are You Hiding A Secret? How To Stop Holding Yourself Back

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

In my work with my clients, I've often wondered why some people jump right in to learning and growing and take off with it, while others seem to keep getting stuck. I've discovered that harboring a shameful secret is one of the reasons.

Sexual Addiction: Real Or Myth?

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

While it is true that sexual behaviors get labeled as sexual addiction when they are not, and that sexual addiction may not be the best label for out-of-control sexual behavior, the fact remains that those suffering with out-of-control sexual behavior do exist.

Gay Culture and Sex Addiction: Coming Out, Acting Out?

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 02.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

One of the roots of sex addiction is an inability to cope with trauma and shame, feelings that LGBT people may struggle with as a community more so than their non-LGBT counterparts. However, gay sex addiction is no different from straight sex addiction.

Sex Addiction: Is It Really an Addiction?

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Some researchers hypothesize that sexual addiction, substance abuse, and gambling share neurochemical changes in the brain--underlying problems with brain wiring and nerve transmitters.

When Is An Affair An Addiction?

Mona Ackerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mona Ackerman

Q: I have just discovered that my husband is having an affair with his secretary. Actually, she let it slip, so to speak. I called her to ask abou...