abduction Of Persephone The following are a series of statements from SRA members that describe their feelings and behaviors around their sexual addiction.

Do these statements apply to you?

Check “yes” or “no.”

You can be honest here.

  1. I think about sex or romantic relationships most of the time.
  2. I often feel shame, regret or remorse after sexual fantasy or behavior.
  3. I want to stop masturbating but I can’t.
  4. I have difficulty staying monogamous in a relationship.
  5. I break promises to myself to stop my unwanted sexual behavior.
  6. My sexual behavior isolates me from my friends, family, etc.
  7. My obsession with pornography interferes with my real relationships.
  8. I obsessively sexualize people on the street.
  9. I put myself at risk of sexually- transmitted diseases.
  10. I’ve been afraid of my “double life” and sexual secrets being discovered.
  11. I’ve spent a great deal of time or money on sex.
  12. I have felt compelled to seek new sexual or romantic highs.
  13. My sexual behavior has put me in dangerous situations.
  14. I have hurt myself or others as a result of my sexual behavior.
  15. I have engaged in any of the following: voyeurism; exhibitionism;             anonymous sex; phone sex; trading for sex; paying for or being paid for   sex; abusive sex.
  16. I have been unable to say no to other people’s sexual advances.
  17. I have risked or lost my job because of my sexual behavior.
  18. I feel empty when not in a sexual or romantic relationship.
  19. I feel sex is my most important need.
  20. I am obsessed with romantic possibilities.
  21. I flirt even when I don’t mean to.
  22. I obsess about a specific person or act even though it may be painful.
  23. I confuse sex with love.
  24. My sexual behavior has made my life unmanageable.

Sex addiction is a self-diagnosed disease. The above statements are an aid to help you decide if you are addicted. If you have related to any of these statements, SRA may be a place where you can find help. You are not alone.

Sexual Recovery Anonymous (SRA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop compulsive sexual behavior.

There are no dues or fees for SRA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

SRA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.

Our primary purpose is to stay sexually sober and help others achieve sobriety.

Sobriety is the release from all compulsive and destructive sexual behaviors.

We have found through our experience that sobriety includes freedom from masturbation and sex outside a mutually-committed relationship.

We believe that spirituality and self-love are antidotes to the addiction. We are walking towards a healthy sexuality.

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Women, Sex, and Addiction: A Search for Love and Power
Sex Addiction: The Ultimate Guide To Sex Addiction Recovery (Sex Addiction Treatments, Sex Addiction Spouse)
The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: An Introduction
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