If you have tried to control your sexual impulses but were unable to despite the consequences, you may have a sex addiction. If you answer yes to this question it is time to get the help you have put off.
- Has your sexual behavior ever created problems for you and your family?
- Have you made efforts to quit a type of sexual activity and failed?
- Has anyone been hurt emotionally because of your sexual behavior?
- Do you hide some of your sexual behaviors from others?
- Have you attempted to stop some parts of your sexual activity?
- Have you felt degraded by your sexual behaviors?
- Do you ever think your sexual desire is stronger than you are?
- Has sex (or romantic fantasies) been a way for you to escape your problems?
- Do you spend too much time online for sexual purposes?
- Have you regularly purchased romantic novels or sexually explicit magazines?
- Have you ever sought help for sexual behavior you did not like?
- After sexually acting out, do you sometimes refrain from all sex for a significant period?
- Have you engaged in unsafe or “risky” sex even though you knew it could cause you harm?
If pornography use is your problem, know that it often appears harmless and may even feel beneficial but long term use can destroy relationships, emotional connection, and the ability to enjoy healthy sex.
I will help you learn how to gain control of your life and connect with your sexuality without it controlling you.