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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) 863-0788
Bay Area Intergroup • P.O. Box 14754 • San Francisco, CA 94114
Members may contribute to Intergroup by sending a check payable to "Bay Area Intergroup" to the PO Box listed above.
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Bay Area SAA Announcements

$96,000 LifeLine Partner Challenge

Matching Gift Challenge for ISO LifeLine Partners • Starts October 1, 2019; Ends When the $96,000 matching fund is depleted or May 31, 2020. • Only new or increased Monthly LifeLine Partner enrollments will qualify for the match.

Write For Out Of The Fog - Our Newsletter

All contributions are welcome on your recovery, the Steps, an epiphany you had or any other wisdom you wish to share. Send all submissions to newsletter@bayareasaa.org.

Featured Literature

In the past year there were two new pamphlets that came out. Both can be found at https://saa-recovery.org/literature. Hope of Recovery - Offers a good overview of the SAA program. Recommitting to Recovery - For those who are coming back to work the program.

Sex Addicts Recovery Podcast

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