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What is Sex Addiction?

Sex Addiction can involve a wide variety of practices. Sometimes an addict has trouble with just one unwanted behavior, sometimes with many. A large number of sex addicts say their unhealthy use of sex has been a progressive process. It may have started with an addiction to masturbation, pornography (either printed or electronic), or a relationship, but over the years progressed to increasingly dangerous behaviors.

The essence of all addiction is the addicts' experience of powerlessness over a compulsive behavior, resulting in their lives becoming unmanageable. The addict is out of control and experiences tremendous shame, pain and self-loathing. The addict may wish to stop --- yet repeatedly fails to do so. The unmanageability of addicts' lives can be seen in the consequences they suffer: losing relationships, difficulties with work, arrests, financial troubles, a loss of interest in things not sexual, low self-esteem and despair.

Sexual preoccupation takes up tremendous amounts of energy. As this increases for the sex addict, a pattern of behavior (or rituals) follows, which usually leads to acting out (for some it is flirting, searching the net for pornography, or driving to the park.) When the acting out happens, there is a denial of feelings usually followed by despair and shame or a feeling of hopelessness and confusion.

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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

Support Group for Sponsors

Meetings are on Saturday's: June 4, August 6, October 1, December 3 at Trinity Presbyterian Church • 3151 Union Ave • San Jose (9:45am - 10:45am). Contact (text): Bill N (408) 568-9702

Outer Circle Bike Ride- Sat 6/4/22, 8:45am

Santa Cruz--Davenport (18-20 miles)
Contact: Gil 831.419.3342
anothergratefulguy@gmail.com

Meeting splits into in-person and online 3rd of June

The LGBTQ+ Freedom Friday meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous will resume in-person meetings on Friday, June 3. The meetings will return to the Castro Community Room at 501 Castro Street in San Francisco, on the second floor above the former Sunglass Hut. It will continue to be an open meeting. All are welcome. The virtual version of this meeting will continue to occur on Zoom at the same time."

New Editor for OOTF

The Out of the Fog newsletter has a new editor, Matt T., and it has been converted to an online format. To download the latest issue, click on the Intergroup tab on top of this page, then the Newsletters tab on the left.

SAA Podcasts!

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

Annual Retreat

In lieu of a retreat this year we envision having regional workshops. We may organize these according to Areas. Stay tuned!

Marin Host needed

Ken H. has graciously offered his photography studio in San Anselmo for an Outer Circle event. Sponsorship by an SAA meeting would be essential. Call 415-456-1063.

Publishing Announcements

Call (415) 456-1063 or send email to info@bayareasaa.org to publish fellowship news and announcements here.

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