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Am I a Sex Addict?

A Useful Tool for Self-Assessment

Answer these twelve questions to assess whether you may have a problem with sexual addiction.
  1. Do you keep secrets about your sexual or romantic activities from those important to you? Do you lead a double life?
       Yes    No
  2. Have your needs driven you to have sex in places or situations or with people you would not normally choose?
       Yes    No
  3. Do you find yourself looking for sexually arousing articles or scenes in newspapers, magazines, or other media?
       Yes    No
  4. Do you find that romantic or sexual fantasies interfere with your relationships or are preventing you from facing problems?
       Yes    No
  5. Do you frequently want to get away from a sex partner after having sex? Do you frequently feel remorse, shame, or guilt after a sexual encounter?
       Yes    No
  6. Do you feel shame about your body or your sexuality, such that you avoid touching your body or engaging in sexual relationships? Do you fear that you have no sexual feelings, that you are asexual?
       Yes    No
  7. Does each new relationship continue to have the same destructive patterns which prompted you to leave the last relationship?
       Yes    No
  8. Is it taking more variety and frequency of sexual and romantic activities than previously to bring the same levels of excitement and relief?
       Yes    No
  9. Have you ever been arrested or are you in danger of being arrested because of your practices of voyeurism, exhibitionism, prostitution, sex with minors, indecent phone calls, etc.?
       Yes    No
  10. Does your pursuit of sex or romantic relationships interfere with your spiritual beliefs or development?
       Yes    No
  11. Do your sexual activities include the risk, threat, or reality of disease, pregnancy, coercion, or violence?
       Yes    No
  12. Has your sexual or romantic behavior ever left you feeling hopeless, alienated from others, or suicidal?
       Yes    No
Reprinted from the pamphlet "Sex Addicts Anonymous," ISO of SAA, Inc. Note: Anonymity is important to us. No personal or identifying information is collected.

 

 

Bay Area SAA Contact Us

(415) 456-1063
Men's newcomer line: (510) 906-1644
Women's newcomer line: (510) 426-6420 (new number)
Bay Area Intergroup • P.O. Box 14754 • San Francisco, CA 94114
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Bay Area SAA Announcements

Considerations in Holding “Hybrid” SAA Group Meetings

SAA Group meetings expect a return next year to joining together at churches, hospitals and other meeting rooms. The availability of COVID-19 vaccines may transform this expectation to a reality. Accordingly, Bay Area Intergroup in line with one of its purposes is sharing the outline below on best practices for Groups currently meeting in a Hybrid format. As a reminder, each Group decides based on its “conscience” how to comply with restrictions imposed by city, county and state public health authorities.
Revised December 14, 2020

1. Definitions
a. Full “Hybrid”    i. Zoom/Skype access info (e.g., meeting ID and password) published on web    ii. More susceptible to bombers
b. Mini “Hybrid”    i. Meeting ID and password NOT published on web    ii. Access provided only by Group Secretary (ies)

2. Face to Face (F2f) protocols
a. Social Distancing
b. Face Coverings
c. Distance maintained even when standing
d. F2f Limits per current public health directives
e. Readings typically made by F2f attendees

3. Virtual protocols
a. Mini “Hybrid” intended for high risk (self-determined individually) addicts who have access to text chains (e.g., emails) within Group
b. Overtalking exists during recitation of prayers (possible solutions include posting prayers using Share Screen (Zoom feature) with moving laser)
c. Respect commensurate with solely F2f meetings
d. Virtual attendees may read if access provided ahead of time
e. Generally, F2f Secretary assisted by online facilitator who keeps online access machine (e.g., laptop, I-pad, I-phone depending on Group resourcefulness technology wise) current to meeting agenda (putting up readings, muting and unmuting, accepting addicts in waiting room)

Hybrid Meetings?

Are you holding a successful hybrid meeting (in person and virtual)? If so, Bay Area Intergroup is looking to hear about best practices for this through a panel on how to hold a successful hybrid meeting. Please contact info@bayareasaa.org.

Share your voice and energy on Inclusion and Diversity committee

o At the international level
o Fourth Saturday at 8am PDT
o Contact Bob L (boblisoboard@gmail.com) and/or Chris (chrisf@saa-iso.net)

o At the local level
o Wednesdays at 6pm
Contact Fiona F twelvestepsrule@gmail.com

SAA Podcasts!

The Sex Addicts Recovery Podcast has officially been launched on all major podcasting platforms. To listen to the podcast or find links to your favorite podcast platform, please visit our landing page at our host site https://sarpod.libsyn.com. For more information, please email: jason@sexaddictsrecoverypod.com

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