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 the legal definition when discussing sexual offending and offenders.

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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]

DSM 5: Understanding Exhibitionistic Disorder

Exhibitionistic disorder is a mental health condition that centers on a need to expose one’s genitals to other people (typically strangers caught off guard) in order to gain sexual satisfaction. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) classifies … [Continue reading]

DSM5: Understanding Fetishistic Disorder

Fetishistic disorder is a mental health condition that centers on the employment of inanimate objects as a source of sexual satisfaction or the fulfillment of sexual fantasies or urges. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which … [Continue reading]