Although sex addicts may act out sexually in many different ways, there are common elements that seem to characterize our addiction:
Powerlessness over addictive sexual behavior
Failed promises and attempts to stop acting out
Resulting unmanageability of his/her life
Preoccupation with sex leading to ritual
Feelings of shame, pain, and self-loathing
Progressive worsening of negative consequences
In Sex Addicts Anonymous we are a fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other for the purpose of finding freedom from addictive sexual behavior and helping others recover from sex addiction. Local meetings offer an accepting, non-threatening environment where we can share our common struggles and learn how to apply the principles of the Twelve Steps to our everyday lives.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior. There are no fees or dues.
We practice strict anonymity and confidentiality, so that our meetings are a safe place for all of us. Whom we meet or what is said in a meeting is considered as confidential.
If you are unsure whether you may be a sex addict, we suggest that you take the self-assessment »