More than 40% of Teens in the US Have Had Sex

Hard to believe?  One quarter of them state that they would be pleased if their partner got pregnant.  According to the article in US News,  teen pregnancy has been on the decline the past two decades. These numbers are still high and likely have to do with the continued lack of sex education. Sex Therapy Los Angeles

For more detailed information, take a look at the article at the link below then let us know your thoughts on this topic:

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/womens-health/articles/2010/06/02/more-than-40-of-us-teens-have-had-sex.html


Cybersex addiction help

Cybersex can be as much of a threat to relationships as other infidelities are.  It’s important to set boundaries in your relationship and have explicit conversations about what is okay and what isn’t.

Talk about your life together. It’s crucial to talk to one another while in relationship and decide what is okay for you as a couple.  Discuss what infidelity means to you both and set those boundaries.  Talk to one another about whether it is okay for your partner to look at online pornography.  Do you want to be present when he/she does that or does it matter to you? How do you feel about your partner contacting other people via the web for cybersex? Make sure that you and your partner keep current about what does and doesn’t work for you.

Does cybersex take up a lot of time? One of the earmarks of any of addiction is a loss of time.  How much time do you spend on the Internet. Does it take time away from your erotic life with your partner?  Does it diminish your sexual desire for your partner?  If you are devoting more time to online sexual activities than your partner, then you are creating a breach to intimacy in your relationship and can also be  a sign of a cybersex addiction.

Secret, shaming, or abusive. If you become secretive about your on-line behavior then that is a sure sign that you have a problem. It doesn’t matter whether you are hiding what you are doing, how much time you are spending, the sites you are visiting, or the people you are talking to. If a behavior is secretive, shaming, or abusive to yourself or others – you have a problem.

Cybersex addiction can be treated.  For more information on how to get help with your problem, go to www.thecenterforhealthysex.com for resources and treatment options. Any form of sex addiction can be as devastating as drug/alcohol addictions. Get help now! Sex Addiction Los Angeles

12 Objections to 12-Step Groups

People often make excuses for why they’re not one of “those people” and can’t go to 12-step meetings.  If you or someone you know has made such arguments, take a look at what Bill Herring has to say about this topic:

http://billherring.info/atlanta_counseling/12-step-groups-twelve-objections-and-twelve-responses#comments

Don’t overlook the most valuable resource for your recovery – 12-Step meetings! Sex Addiction Los Angeles

New York Times Article on Sex Addiciton

This article interviews legitimate therapists who speak about the treatment of sex addiction intelligently.  Take a look at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/23/health/23ther.html?emc=eta1

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Do you know the difference between a fetish and sexual addiction?

Whether you do or don’t, I suggest you check out Dr. Joe Kort’s article on the topic.  This is an informative, intelligent look at a complicated question. Sex Therapy Los Angeles

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs081/1102561682612/archive/1103012532502.html

Steve Phillips Speaks Up!

Inn a bold and courageous move, Steve Phillips talked to Matt Lauer on the Today Show about his sex addiction, treatment experience, and the status of his marriage.

Thank you Steve, and good luck to you and your family!

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/35293849#35293849

After you view this interview, let us know what you think by clicking the comment button below.

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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Do you talk about sex?

When sex is hot and heavy with your partner, there’s nothing to talk about.  Over time your sexual attraction, libido, desires, and interests change.  If you don’t talk about it sooner rather than later, you could find yourself in martial gridlock. Sex Therapy Los Angeles

Check out this article and start talking about sex daily – you won’t be sorry!

http://ow.ly/101Du

Happy New Year! It’s time to change…

The pundits are calling 2010 the year of change so let’s take that on!  Is it time for you to change old habits, patterns, or behaviors?  Do you feel stuck but are scared to really take a good look at yourself?  Now is the time to change.

Therapy is a challenging, sometimes difficult process that ultimately leads us to our most authentic self.  People often tell me they know that there’s a better, more productive self inside them that they can’t access.  Through the process of having someone listen to you and understand what you’re going through, you can satisfy your full potential and become the person you really are.

Make your new year’s resolutions, set your goals, and challenge yourself to change – there’s no time like the present!

Cybersex Addiction in the Workplace

Cybersex addiction in the workplace is a problem the world over.  Findings from an Australian study show that people addicted to cybersex can spend up to 10 hours per day on-line.  People in recovery from cybersex addiction state that they go through a withdrawl symptoms similar to those associated with quitting smoking. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

To read the entire article go to:

http://www.crn.com.au/News/156754,cybersex-addiction-an-issue-in-the-workplace.aspx