Affective Neuroscience and Sex Addiction

For those of you more interested in an academic look at Sex Addiction as a problem of early childhood attachment patterns, you can order an article I wrote from the Journal of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity by going to the link below. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g908944473

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me I’m happy to answer them!

Was David Carradine a Sex Addict?

It’s difficult to answer that question with certainty but given the information in the article posted below, it doesn’t look good for the fallen Kung-Fu actor. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

Not everyone who dies of a sexually-related death is a sex addict.  But according to his ex-wives (he had five), he engaged in potentially leathel sexual behaviors when seemed to escalate over time.  Developing a tolerance is one of the ear-marks of sex addiction.

Did he ultimately kill himself due to his preference for tying himself up?  It sure looks that way.  Although one of his ex-wives states that he used to tie himself up, the reports of the condition he was in when found dead indicate that there was another party present.

I’m no Sherlock Holmes but my speculation is that the sex-play went awry with one or both parties pushing the envelope too far.  When it was clear that Mr. Carradine was dead, his sexual partner fled the scene.

For more detailed information on the topic, go to http://http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/06/10/2009-06-10_thai_tabloid_david_carradine_photos_show_fishets_wig_womens_lingerie.html

The Porn Industry Kills…

Whether or not pornography is good for a culture or not is a complicated topic. On the one hand the right to print and view porn is a free speech issue, and on the other hand it can be a human rights issue.  Many young men and women die every year due to overdose, suicide, homicide, and accidents due to the torment they are going through working in porn films.   

Although I don’t have an answer about what is “right” and what is “wrong” where the availability of porn is concerned, former porn actress, Shelley Luben does.  She has created a crusade to help people get out of the porn industry.  Her site does anything but glamorize an industry that chews people up and spits them out. 

Watching porn is not a victimless crime. Porn Addiction Los Angeles

Eleven porn porn stars died from HIV, suicide, homicide and drugs in 2007.
Between 2003 and 2005, 976 performers were reported with 1,153 positive STD results.
66% of porn performers have Herpes, a non-curable disease.

To read more about porn industry stats and current legislation in the state of California, go to http://www.shelleylubben.com/index.php?truth=home

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Women Struggle with Sex Addiction Too

If you are female and are worried about your sexual behaviors, take a look at this video produced by faithave.com.  Marnie Feree, a long-time expert on female sex addiction, talks about the facts of female sex addiction. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

This is a faith-based message which I neither endorse or condem.  As they say in the 12-step tradition, “take what you like and leave the rest.”  To view the video go to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTJkfUibkIY&feature=PlayList&p=5D83675D836231D3&index=0