Do you struggle with sexual anorexia?

Do you withhold sex as a form of power and control?  Have you hurt other people by your sexual issues? Take a look at this short column I wrote for Self Magazine at the link below.  Let us know what you think by clicking the button below. Sex Therapy Los Angeles

http://www.self.com/health/blogs/healthyself/2010/10/do-you-have-sexual-anorexia.htlm

Intensive Out-Patient Treatment for Sex Addiction

Did you just figure out that you’re a sex addict?  Have you been in sexual recovery for a while and continue to struggle with staying sexually sober on a plan?  Do you think your partner is a sex addict and think he/she needs help?

At the Center for Healthy Sex we offer a low cost, highly effective alternative to long-term, more expensive in-patient hospital care.  For over ten years, the team at CHS has been providing intensive out-patient sex addiction treatment program for those in need.

Our IOPs are usually scheduled for the middle two weeks of every month.  To learn more about our 11-day program call 310-843-9902 or visit out site at www.thecenterforhealthysex.com

At CHS we’re devoted to assisting you in restoring your sexual health!

Sex Addiction Training Course at CHS

If you are a health care professional and interested in learning more about how to treat sex addiction you will find this 18 hour course extremely helpful.

Beginning May 1 from 9am – noon I will be offering a 6 Saturday course that covers everything from how to define sex addiction to assessment, diagnosis, treatment concerns, family issues, restoring sexuality, and more. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

Dates are: May 1, 8, 15,  June 5, 12, 26

There are currently 2 spaces left!

For detailed information and to sign up call Douglas Evans at 310-843-9902.


More on Sexual Anorexia

Kirsten Rogoff, MA states that “Persons suffering from Sexual Anorexia tend to avoid sex.  There are different ways this problem can manifest itself. It can be as extreme as complete avoidance from any type of sexual pleasure, including masturbation, or as subtle as limiting sexual expression to anonymous sexual encounters.”

She states that “often times there is an underlying social phobia or extreme shyness and/or there could have been a devasting rejection or trauma that resulted in subsequent avoidant behavior.  There are many reasons why avoidant behaviors exist, but most often regardless of the original cause, there seems to be a resulting fear of intimacy that lies at the heart of the problem.”

“Sometimes the risk of criticism and rejection is too great to bear, so the individual withdraws in self-imposed exile from the human race.  Social skills may be so impoverished that the person may have to be taught how to shop, cook, have a conversation with others, and other basic skills.”

For more information on this topic you can contact Ms. Rogoff at
www.Kirstenrogoff.com or visit her site at www.xxxanorexia.com Please click the “comment” button to contribute to this discussion.

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Sexual Anorexia

Are you sad about not being in a relationship with anyone but find that you don’t know how to approach people?  Do you desire sex but find that you are you averse to it at the same time?  Do you feel ashamed about sex and/or does the thought of getting close to someone make your skin crawl?  Do you sometimes feel a horrible sense of self-loathing?  To understand more about what might be going on with you, check out http://www.sexhelp.com/what_is_sex_anorexia.cfm

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SASH Conference

I will be presenting a course at the Society for the Advancement for Sexual Health (SASH) Conference, “Creating a Culture of Healthy Sexuality”, in San Francisco.  The conference is September 21-24, 2005 and my topic is “Sexuality After Recovery: Creating a Sane Ideal.”

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It’s a great conference chocked full of information about sexual addiction/compulsivity, cybersexaddiction, sexual anorexia, recovery, partners of sex addicts, couple’s issues, a great “recovery” bookstore on the premises, and more

For information about the conference you can click here to view the brochure

http://www.ncsac.org/Mailer_panels.pdf

I hope to see you there!