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Sex and Porn Addiction Recovery

  • Internet Pornography

  • Unsafe sexual practices

  • Risky and costly sexual behaviors

  • Loss of work or time

  • Damage to interpersonal relationships

Sexual addictions can devastate relationships and our sense of well-being. Discovering the underlying elements to addiction may help those not understand their behaviors, but also how they generally show up in other ways.    

Sex Addictions

Sex addiction, porn addiction, and love/relationship addiction are terms used to describe a preoccupation with, and compulsive behaviors related to sex and/or love and romantic relationships. Love and sex addicts often suffer deep underlying emotional pain which often gets in the way of their relationships. This often includes stress, anxiety, depression, and social isolation. When it comes to sex, those suffering from a sexual addiction often spend an unhealthy amount of time engaging in behaviors such as porngraphy use, solicitation of sex workers, attendance at sex clubs, and online chatrooms. They may seek out extramarital affairs or engage in behaviors that may place their relationship at risk. They may often revert to keeping their behaviors secret from others and find it difficult to control their behaviors despite negative consequences. Once an intervening event such as the discovery of an affair is discovered, the individual or the partner may find themselves in a great deal of worry, guilt, shame or pain.

The prognosis for porn addiction is good with cognitive behavioral therapy and counseling.

Many conditions co-occur with porn addiction, including anxiety, depression, sex addiction, social anxiety and substance use disorders.

Sex and Porn Addiction Recovery
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If you are struggling with a partner whom you suspect of cheating or if you yourself are feeling compelled to unhealthy sexual behavior, make an appointment with one of our psychotherapists today. Still unsure about how we can help? Call us at 305-605-LOVE for a free consultation. We are here to support you.