The Impact of Digital Technology on Sexual Addiction

January 20th, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off on The Impact of Digital Technology on Sexual Addiction)
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In today‚Äôs world the Internet is pretty much ubiquitous. Nearly everyone owns a computer, laptop, pad, smartphone, or whatever – all of which provide a level of interconnectivity and access that was almost unthinkable as little as ten years ago. Because of this, we now have endless opportunities for social interaction and almost limitless access …
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What Causes Sexual Addiction?

January 6th, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off on What Causes Sexual Addiction?)

Lord knows we hear plenty about sexual addiction in the news – most often stories about politicians, actors, athletes, and just plain folks who are systematically ruining their lives with ongoing patterns of problematic sexual activity. Of course, for every scandal that makes the papers, tens of thousands of similar tales go unreported, known only …
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Sex and the Cycle of Addiction

December 18th, 2013 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off on Sex and the Cycle of Addiction)
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Addiction is characterized by an easily recognizable cycle. Essentially, the cycle is: being triggered (feeling emotional or physical discomfort); thinking about using as a way to ease the discomfort; preparing to use; actually using; pretending that using was OK (engaging in denial); and then feeling bad about using. The last stage, feeling bad, is the …
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Sex Addiction: Signs and Symptoms in Men

December 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off on Sex Addiction: Signs and Symptoms in Men)

Previous blogs have addressed the universal signs and symptoms of sexual addiction, as well as the female gender-specific signs of sexual addiction. As a brief reminder, the universal signs and symptoms of sexual addiction in both males and females are: Preoccupation: obsessing about sex, making the fantasy and pursuit of it the number one priority …
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I wrote in a previous blog about the universal signs and symptoms of sexual addiction, noting that all sex addicts display, in some form or fashion, the following: Preoccupation: obsessing about sex/romance, making the fantasy and pursuit of it the number one priority in life, etc. Loss of Control: inability to limit or curtail sexual/romantic …
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Typical Signs and Symptoms of Sexual Addiction

October 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off on Typical Signs and Symptoms of Sexual Addiction)

For the most part, the core signs and symptoms of sexual addiction are the same regardless of age, race, gender, social history, and psychological underpinnings. And you can expect nearly all sex addicts to report, in some form, the following: Obsessive Sexual Fantasy and Preoccupation: Sex addicts obsess about sex. They spend hours, sometimes even …
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Introducing Blogger Rob Weiss

September 27th, 2013 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Sex Addiction - (Comments Off on Introducing Blogger Rob Weiss)
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Since this is my first online blog for Counselor Magazine, I thought it might be appropriate to briefly introduce myself and tell you a tiny bit about my background and therapeutic work. For the past twenty-plus years I have worked as a psychotherapist, primarily but certainly not exclusively treating men and women dealing with sexual …
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Women And Porn Addictions: The New Relationship Crisis?

February 1st, 2013 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction Discussions | Sex Addiction | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Women And Porn Addictions: The New Relationship Crisis?)

In the last 20 years or more a lot of information has come to the surface about the somewhat hidden issue of porn addiction for men. Although there had been options for guys to get their hands on porn long before the internet age, easy access to both free and paid website offering every type …
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Could You Be A Sex Addict? Most people have times in their life when they are very sexual in their behavior. This is often at the beginning of a relationship and, despite good intentions; this behavior tends to decrease as the relationship matures. Being intimate more than usual or thinking more frequently about sex is …
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