The Problem

Addictive sexual behaviour, acting out behaviour we sometimes call it, leads to feelings of shame and depression. It has the effect of masking, covering up, or numbing feelings; and it leads to isolation and a complete loss of control.

Healthy sexual behaviour, on the other hand, is characterized by mutual respect, a sense of clarity about feelings and communication, joyfulness and genuine intimacy. It tends to make people feel emotionally and physically safe.

From Hope and Recovery, SAA 1987