Are you feeling like you’re struggling with the following issues?
- Hiding and Secrecy: You make it a point to hide or withhold information on your compulsive behaviors from your friends and family.
- Loss of Control: You’re noticing that you’re spending more time and days engaging in the compulsive behaviors than you used to.
- You Keep Using and Can’t Stop: You’re still using and engaging in the dysfunctional behaviors despite the consequences (loss of friendships, health is suffering, etc.)
- Neglecting other Commitments: You’re spending more time on the compulsive behaviors versus spending time on activities that matter to you such as spending time with family, going to work, meeting with friends.
- Risk-Taking: You take more risks and put yourself on the line over time and as the addiction progresses.
Some of the behaviors above may indicate that you’re having challenges with addiction. There’s a specific type of addiction called sex addiction. Sex addiction is unique in that it can be hard to identify or understand. Sex and intimacy is vital for living a full and healthy life. When our intimacy is disrupted, we can find ourselves engaging in unhealthy behaviors related to sex and intimacy. Some examples of sex and intimacy becoming dysfunctional include:
- Risky sexual behaviors
- Toxic relationships
- Cyber Sex
- Massage Parlors
It’s important to note that while some behaviors are an integral part of sexual empowerment for one person, can also be a dysfunctional and disempowering for another. We work with you on identifying what healthy sexuality and intimacy looks like for you. We are sex positive!