“No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence to these principles. We are not saints. The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines.” (Alcoholics Anonymous, p60) The Four Spiritual Aims of Recovery are; Honesty, Unselfishness, Love, Purity Honesty Over and over we ask ourselves, “Is it …∞
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Ten reasons why these are lame excuses not to use a condom… I don’t have any infections Make sure it stays that way – use a condom every time you have sex I can’t find one that fits Condoms can stretch to around 3 feet long and 18 inches wide – don’t boast! I have …∞
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I cannot help but publish this truism on its own. In its simplicity it speaks for itself as all wisdom does. The more you love, the more love you are given to love with. –Lucien Price Related Reading: Subscribe to Recovery Is Sexy by Email
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How to recognize the signs of addiction to sex Addiction to sexual activities can be just as destructive as addiction to chemical substances. Sex addicts may jeopardize their marriage and family relationships, allow their job performance to deteriorate, and endanger themselves and their partner through multiple sexual exposures. Even though they realize the consequences, they …∞
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Many people in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, co-dependency or gambling may get to a point that it all seems just too much or burnout a little in recovery efforts. This can be serious sign on the road to relapse, a bust. This article may help you think about the issues involved. Burnout is subtle. It …∞
“Seeking sexual satisfaction is a basic desire, and masturbation is often our first teen natural sexual activity. It’s the way we discover our eroticism, the way we learn to respond sexually, the way we learn to love ourselves and to build self-esteem.” -Betty Dodson, renowned artist, author and sex educator And, said Woody Allen, Masturbation! …∞
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Love, Sex & Intimacy in Recovery from alcoholism or addiction. Sex in recovery can be the trickiest problem of all. So true for heterosexuals, gays and lesbians. Why? Because there’s so much room for things to go wrong. And feelings get so distorted when they do. Take sexual dysfunction. After cleaning up from chemicals, many …∞
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Recover your sexual self-esteem Recovering alcoholics, addicts and co-dependents often suffer generally low self-esteem that the 12 Step program can help rectify. As sexuality is one of the basic elements of being human improving sexual self-esteem can improve sobriety. Here are a few ideas that will help raise awareness of sexual self-esteem. When you look …∞
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“I need somebody to love,” sang the Beatles, and they got it right. Love and health are intertwined in surprising ways. Humans are wired for connection, and when we cultivate good relationships, the rewards are immense. But we’re not necessarily talking about spine-tingling romance. “People who fall in love say it feels wonderful and agonizing …∞
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The Four Absolutes As used by the Oxford Group and early Alcoholics Anonymous before the Twelve Steps were written # – Absolute Honesty Both with ourselves and with others, in word, deed, and thought. # – Absolute Unselfishness To be willing, wherever possible, to help others who need our help. # – Absolute Love You …∞
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