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May 23, 2022

Are Sex Addicts Getting Younger?

Are sex addicts getting younger? “Sex addiction” is a complicated label, and usually it’s shorthand for a combination of life-disrupting sexual behaviors. The main characteristic of these behaviors is that they are compulsive, cause severe distress, and become a focal point in a person’s life regardless of negative consequences.

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May 17, 2022

Co-occurring Issues and Sex Addiction

Frequently, sex addiction co-occurs with other addictions — drugs, alcohol, gambling — that can complicate treatment. The best treatment options address these co-occurring issues associated with sex addiction by getting at their root causes.

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April 29, 2022

When Is My Fetish Unhealthy?

Basic Instinct. Eyes Wide Shut. Fifty Shades of Gray. These films, while not considered pornographic by most, are just a few of the thousands of films in which fetishism and BDSM play a prominent role in the storyline. But fetishism is not fiction. What was once thought to be shameful, deviant sexual behavior has become culturally acceptable. There are foot fetishes and food fetishes, and fetishes involving places, textures, and even sounds. And you don’t have to be into pornography to find them.

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March 7, 2022

Complex Trauma: The 3 Phases of Trauma Recovery

By Beau Black Complex trauma is a term used for repeated, chronic emotional pain or abuse, often suffered in childhood or adolescence. It can cause long-term problems that are similar in some ways, but distinct in […]

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