Cybersex Can Tear Marriages Apart

Nothing undermines a relationship more than infidelity. It’s one of the most common reasons given for divorce (55 percent). Until recently, infidelity was mostly associated with a sexual encounter or emotional connection with a person other than one’s partner. But since the booming of the Internet and social networks like Facebook, practices such as cybersex and cyberflirting have appeared. Online infidelity is perceived by the betrayed partner to be as traumatizing as actual infidelity. [Continue reading]

Can You Improve Your Life By Quitting Porn? The ‘NoFap’ Movement Says Yes

Armando had recently broken up with his girlfriend when he discovered the ‘NoFap’ movement. As a self-confessed “casual” porn user, he was intrigued by the challenge and decided to give it a go for himself. Like a relapsing drug user, his … [Continue reading]

Can Sex Offenders Recover?

As mentioned in a previous blog, the clinical definition of sexual offending is nonconsensual sexual behavior. This differs from the legal definition, which varies by jurisdiction. For purposes of this blog, we will utilize the clinical rather than … [Continue reading]

The Truth about Sexual Offending

Typically most people think about sex offenders as violent rapists or “snatch and grab” child molesters. In truth, only a small minority of sex offenders fit either of these media-driven stereotypes. … [Continue reading]

Understanding Sex Addiction: A Guide for Partners

If you have determined, either through a partner’s admission or your own investigation, that your spouse is a sex addict, you are, no doubt, experiencing the pain and emotional upheaval of betrayal, fear and uncertainty. What happens next? Is the … [Continue reading]

Welcome to the NoFAP Community

Known as “fapstronauts” (or “femstronauts” for the ladies), these are men and women who are taking a stand against their porn and masturbation addictions. They are people who have seen masturbation, or fapping, control their lives, steal … [Continue reading]

Sexual Anorexia Within Sexual Addiction

McKenna met her partner, Dan,were in graduate school at Kent State where they were both sociology students. It was his particular attention to analysis that appealed to her; anyone who loved pouring over the data as much as she did was special. They … [Continue reading]

New Perspective on Sexual Addiction

Sexual addiction, also known as hypersexuality or compulsive sexual behavior, is a common term for patterns of sex-related thought and action that roughly approximate the patterns found in people addicted to alcohol or drugs. … [Continue reading]

Understanding Pedophilic Disorder

Pedophilic disorder is a mental health condition that centers on sexual thoughts or behaviors involving a child well below the age of legal consent. The American Psychiatric Association (APA), which publishes the primary diagnostic guidebook used by … [Continue reading]

Hybrid Addictions Introduce New Challenges for Treatment Centers

Why does one person develop an addiction to something while others can easily leave it alone? Is it addictive behavior or is it something in the brain that causes one person to gravitate toward the substance or behavior? … [Continue reading]