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4 Stages of Denial of Sex Addiction

As with any addiction, the denial of sex addiction is a powerful obstacle to recovery.  Sex addiction recovery has been described as a grief process. When we let go of an addictive drug or behavior we are letting go of a coping skill that has served us well in the past.

4 thoughts on “4 Stages of Denial of Sex Addiction

  • July 14, 2015 at 3:48 am

    I predict that within 20 years in an internet-saturated world, so many men will be turned off by real live women due to porn usage that babies wI’ll no longer be conceived through intercourse. I’m trying to figure out how that would be hitting bottom for any SA denying, porn and electronic sex toy promoting group. It will definitely be a lonely world for real women. It will probably be a world as intellectually deep as is portrayed in the movie Idiocracy. Bodily functions and sensations will supercede knowledge and creativity in importance. The end of human progress or a complete takeover by women. Yuk!

    • July 14, 2015 at 3:50 am

      I meant Yuk or Yay! Or both maybe.

  • July 21, 2015 at 12:29 am

    The behavior Gilbert describes in her essay can be conceptualized using a sex addicts framework (conquest type) with Dr. Pat Carnes’ model or using the complimentary framework of love avoidance from The Meadows Model.

  • September 25, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I’d like to add a fifth… I’m cured of my sex addiction. Too often I see people who overcome major issues with sex addiction by working a program, seeing a therapist, and getting help, forgetting the pain that they suffered. These people very often relapse.


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