A relationship expert and sex educator reveals 8 behaviors that may tip you off if your husband is a sex addict — and helps you work through the negative or insecure emotions you may encounter as you work toward healing.
'Thanks For Sharing,' a new movie about sex addiction, tackles the issue of what recovery really looks like for an addict. This sex educator and therapist explains what a 12 step recovery program, like the one in the movie, looks like — and how it can help.
Gwyneth Paltrow took a break from throwing garden parties and working out to stop by Chelsea Lately on Monday night in promotion of her new movie Thanks for Sharing, which deals with sex addiction. It was a topic the show's host, Chelsea Handler, had to discuss, teasing the 40-year-old actress that she suffers from the affliction. "Let's talk about sex addiction. I know that you are addicted to sex. Do you want to elaborate on that?" Handler asked Paltrow.
Cougars Need To Be Cautious I'm a "Cougar": an independent, young spirited woman who prefers the company of a younger man. I unwillingly entered "Cougar Kingdom" at age forty-seven, due to my husband's tragic death. I didn’t want to jump into anything serious, but I did want sex and companionship. I found being with younger guys perfect for my needs. They were energetic and fun, while not expecting to be in a “relationship.” Being a “Cougar” worked for me!
Sex addiction often leads to infidelity, and puts enormous strain on marriages. While the addicts are working to recover normalcy, their partners must work toward healing, too. One expert weighs in on how support can truly help the process.
Men behaving badly are in the news regularly. We are riveted by the stories of Anthony Weiner, former governor and San Diego mayor Bob Filner. These public figures create spectacular media sensations when their actions become exposed. When the famous are exposed they attract headlines as well as our fascination, think of Tiger Woods or Eliot Spitzer or Mark Sanford or Kobe Bryant or Bill Clinton or Arnold Schwarzenegger. This type of drama goes on in private too, causing pain and heartache to thousands of families out of the public eye.
When was the first time you suspected that your partner was a sex addict? Did you realize he seemed to want sex from you ALL of the time? Did you notice that he watches a lot of porn? Did you come to the conclusion that he masturbate more than you think is healthy? Did you catch him flirting or cheating (again)?
Even though the media storm from Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal has passed, what happens to the women involved? A recent article in The New York Times reminds us of the humiliation and "sl*t-shaming" that women from political scandals endure long after the headlines have stopped running. Personally, I believe he suffers from a sexual addiction. Our society underestimates the danger and the cost of this kind of addiction — and often blames the victim as a way to avoid taking responsibility for the pain it causes, just like the addict does.
Ok, perhaps I am giving in to sensationalism just a bit, BUT I am also speaking the truth! How many of you ladies have stayed with a man because –the sex was hot! I mean that man could wield his penis like Thor wields his hammer! You’ve never screamed so loud! You’ve never had that many orgasms. You’ve can’t believe how long he spent going down on you. You’ve never been with such a primal, generous lover in your life! I mean he really knows how to bring it (work it, slam it, pound it, do it, or whatever euphemi
Loving an addict is undeniably difficult. Addiction is a family disease that wreaks havoc on the lives of the addict as well as the addict's family and loved ones. The addict's primary relationship is with his or her mind-altering chemical (or compulsive behavior) at the expense of other relationships.
One woman's story about her young sons' exposure to Internet porn shows the impact it can have on future views and sexual behaviors. An Australiastudy found that watching porn during childhood decreases sexual arousal in adulthood, requiring more intense erotic acts to stimulate orgasm. How should parents respond to porn availability in the Internet age?
What is internet addiction? What is your reaction when you hear those words in a movie or on the news? How about when you read an article in the local paper, or see a tweet that refers to internet addiction? Do you shrug your shoulders or roll your eyes… or does that phrase “internet addiction” resonate somehow?