Does Sexual Addiction Exist?

Wikipedia offers good information and a lively discussion on sexual addiction, what it is and whether it exists.  Sex Addiction Los Angeles. Check it out at:

http://www.answers.com/topic/sexual-addiction

David Zailer Talks About Sex Addiction

Tuesday, August 23rd at 8:00 PM EST  (7:00 pm Pacific)  Telecourse Contact: Tess Marshall   616-460-6729

If you are addicted to porn and have ever wondered, “Is There Hope for Me?” According to David Zailer the answer is Yes! His own life proves that hope and grace are available to everyone. David has found healing and transformation from childhood sexual abuse, family secrets, drug addiction and the production of pornography. He can help you find healing as well!

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Join us as David shares about his process and experience that changed his live and how he helps others find healing their own lives!

You will learn:

* The most necessary ingredient for
recovery from sexual addiction
* How sexual healing leads to a life of integrity
* How to discover your own freedom
* How shame effects our physical, emotional
and spiritual health
* How to give up the need to be right
* The power of the 12-Steps
* Operation Integrity, what’s it all about?

David Zailer currently facilitates recovery groups for sexual addiction as well as assists others in recovery from drugs and alcohol. David also has authored  “When Lost Men Come Home” to help men gain or regain their sexual integrity.

Contact Tess Marshall, Kick Porn Expert @ www.KickPorn.com or email her @ TessMarshall@TessMarshall.com 616-460-6729

Paraphillias

Many times people are interested in sexual behaviors that are considered deviant.  Interest in deviant sexual behaviors does not automatically make a person a sexual addict.  However, if the person fits the criteria for sex addiction and compulsively act’s out their deviant behaviors, as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM – IV, the clinician’s diagnostic bible), then the person should seek help for both the sex addiction and the paraphillia. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

The DSM-IV, states that paraphillias involve recurrent fantasies, urges or behaviors of a sexual nature that center around children, non-humans (animals, objects, materials), or harming others or one’s self.

Because they are so often associated with abusive sexual practices that generate real victims, many people tend to regard persons who display sexual deviancies as monsters. Further, many people tend to assume that all sexual deviants are equivalently awful and repugnant. Neither of these statements are accurate. While they are ultimately responsible for their choices (including those that harm other people), and should be punished and thereafter closely monitored to prevent further abusive practices, even predator child-molesting pedophiliacs are legitimately suffering from mental, emotional and spiritual disturbance and should be able to participate in mandated treatment. Whereas pedophilia (child molestation) is a particularly awful sexual deviancy, there are other forms of sexual deviancy such as transvestism and many forms of fetishism that harm no one and that do not deserve to be thought of in the same breath as child molestation.

To read about paraphillia’s in more detail go to http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/center_indexphp?id=98 Let us know what you think about this topic by clicking the comment button below.

DRD4 and Sex Addiction

This gene correlates with having a stronger sex drive.  Could it be that some people are genetically predisposed to sex addiction? Sex Addiction Los Angeles

A recent Israeli study has found a connection between sex drive and the DRD4 gene (also known as the dopamine D4 receptor gene), which has a role in the way the brain uses the neurotransmitter dopamine.

To read the rest of this article go to:

http://www.geneticsandhealth.com/2006/05/26/d4d4-gene-and-sex-addiction/

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