Are you struggling with sexual problems? Has your sexual behavior gotten out of control? If you are concerned your issues are an addiction you've come to the right place. Here are some things we want you to know.
In recent years sex addiction has become a familiar term in pop culture. How does it relate to you?
Some people find it helpful to define their compulsive sexual behaviors as an addiction--others do not. Some people find 12-Step programs and self-help models useful when addressing their compulsive behaviors--others do not. If you can't stop engaging in behaviors you truly want to stop that is an indication that you're struggling with out-of-control behavior. Whether you identify as a sex addict or you don’t, you have arrived in a place where you feel powerless over your sexual compulsions and your life has become unmanageable.
An unmanageable life will look different to different people. Maybe anonymous sex has always been easier for you than dating. Maybe you fantasize or watch pornography at the exclusion of most other activities. Perhaps you feel driven to act in ways that end up affecting or even ruining your relationships. You don’t know why, but you can’t stop. That’s the bottom line--you can’t stop. So many of us, when confronting our own out-of-control behavior, experience shame--not just about our actions, but about our inability to stop. Understanding that our inability to stop isn’t a failure, but rather a symptom, can be liberating.
At The SAT Project, we believe that compulsive sexual behaviors are symptoms of larger underlying issues. To fully address the sexual component, we work with you to get to the root of those issues. On this website, you'll find that we use the terms sex addiction, out-of-control sexual behavior (OCSB), sexual problems, and compulsive sexual behavior interchangeably. Whether you view your challenges as an addiction or out-of-control behavior is up to you. What matters most to us is that you are in pain and the behaviors you’ve been unable to stop are affecting your life and your relationships. If you are struggling with your sexuality in any way--with your desires, with your behaviors, with your performance--we can help.
We provide treatment for sexual and relationship issues including:
Out-of-control sexual behavior/sexual addiction
Partners and family members affected by out-of-control sexual addiction and sexual compulsivity
Trauma in relationships, past and present
Depression, anxiety, and other conditions that may relate to sexual problems
Problematic sexual behaviors in the workplace and other organizational settings
While each person's issues will be unique, certain characteristics are often present with sexually compulsive behavior. For further information you may want to visit the following pages: