Anit-gay activist accused of sexual liason with male prostitute

It’s becoming more and more common today to hear about sexual scandals of the rich and famous or political leaders.  While there’s no way to know whether or not George Alan Rekers, an anti-gay activist,  is a sex addict, the allegations in this article illustrate the gross compartmentalization that sex addicts have to have in order to live double lives. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

Check out the details by clicking on this link:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126539946&sc=17&f=1001

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Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery From Sex Addiction

Erotic Intelligence is a long awaited book for those in recovery from sex addiction who want to experience sex in healthy, erotic, and life-affirming ways. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

http://www.amazon.com/Erotic-Intelligence-Igniting-Recovery-Addiction/dp/0757314376/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1267983684&sr=1-1


Patrick Carnes comments on sex addiction on CBS

See last weeks early show on CBS on Sex Addiction.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/24/sunday/main6136039.shtml

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Center for Healthy Sex Intensive Out-Patient Treatment Program

CHS will kick off the new year with our new Intensive Out-Patient Treatment Program for sexual addiction.  If you or a loved one struggle with sex addiction let us help you start the new year right!  Join us from January 11 through January 22, 2010. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

This eleven-day program provides a comprehensive look at your sexual history, sexual acting out behaviors, secrets, lies, and family of origin trauma.  Through the use of  many forms of therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy, art therapy, and EMDR our highly trained staff will create a program that is tailored to meet your individual needs.  You will be involved in group therapy, individual therapy, couples therapy, and twelve-step meetings as part of your change process.

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Watch this video!

Is sex addiction a real problem?  If you’re still skeptical take a look at this well-done TV report. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

If you or a loved one are struggling with issues of sexual addiction, go to SAA-recovery.org for help!

http://www.wpix.com/videobeta/watch/?watch=3253482d-dc85-4e94-b93c-8d88339614e7&src=front

Sexual Addiction or Personality Disorder?

More and more experts are in agreement that compulsive sexual behaviors can be a problem that ruin people’s lives. Sex Addiction Los Angeles. The question still remains whether sex can be an addiction or whether it’s part of a personality disorder.

Read this New York Times article then let us know what you think.  Go to: http://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/16/science/some-sexual-behavior-viewed-as-an-addiction.html?sec=health&spon=&pagewanted=all

CA State Assemblyman Resigns

The Los Angeles Times reports that State Assemblyman Mike Duvall resigned on Wednesday, Sepbember 9 after his lewd comments about women he had been sexually involved with were inadvertently broadcast over an open microphone during a lull in a Sacramento hearing in July.

This is another example of the split we see in sex addicts all the time.  Mr. Duvall is a Republican, pro-family advocate who has clearly lead a double life.  I’m not saying that he’s definately a sex addict but his behaviors certainly make him suspect. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

To read the article go to :

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-duvall10-2009sep10,0,2300584.story?track=rss

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What the 12-step programs have known for 70+ years is now proven!

Mavis Humes-Baird www.recoverysense.com tells us:

12-Step wisdom cautions that relapse can only occur when opportunity and desire meet. That wisdom therefore suggests “Stay away from People, Places and Things,” to minimize your opportunities. Now, a scientific study shows that doing so not only minimizes the opportunity to relapse, but your desire as well. There is a long list of other program tools for minimizing the desire to relapse. Of course, minimizing and replacing both the desire and the opportunity as much as you can is still a big part of what recovery is all about!

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The other program wisdom upheld by this study is the need for surrender. The phrase from the AA Big Book, “No amount of human willpower could have relieved our alcoholism” comes to mind. And another goes, “So far as alcohol was concerned, confidence was overrated…..”

To read the article on Yahoo! News, “Temptation Harder to Resist Than You Think, Study Suggests” go to:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090804/sc_livescience/temptationhardertoresistthanyouthinkstudysuggests

Mavis Humes Baird Talks Sex Addiction on CBS News

Experts continue to struggle with how to define the problem of compulsive sexual behaviors because of the lack of scientific data to support that the need for sex can feel like an addiction.  Thousands of men and women describe their need for sex and inability to control their behaviors as feeling like an addiction.

Psychotherapist Mavis Humes Baird talks about sex addiction as a bona fide disorder in this interview in the Huffington Post.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-jon-lapook/sex-addiction-is-it-reall_b_211473.html

In this CBS News interview, Ms. Humes Baird gives clear answers to this problem

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5060423n

Let us know what you think and what you’re experiences have been by clicking the comment button below. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

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