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Articles relating to Sex Addiction.
Love Addiction: How to Avoid an Abusive and Destructive Relationship
Dr. Stanton Peele, founder, Life Process Program for harm reduction coaching How can you avoid getting into a relationship with someone who physically assaults you — may even kill you? And how do you extricate yourself without being harmed?...read more
Is It OK To Masturbate Everyday? | Q&A With Dr. Stanton Peele
Question: Dear Dr. Peele, I have a question that I believe you may be able to provide some guidance on: is it okay to masturbate every day? As a topic that is often shrouded in stigma and misconceptions,...read more
Dealing with “Triggers” and Avoiding Relapse
The Life Process Program approaches everything as a life journey, that is as a process. LPP doesn’t see an individual “triggering” thing or event “causing” you to relapse. If you move your life in a positive direction, you will...read more
Why Addiction Can Be Difficult to Overcome (and why you will still succeed)
It can be difficult for some people to hear about how so many people drink or take drugs without problems, or becoming addicted. Or, on the other hand, to learn how many overcome addiction in the course of time,...read more
Sex Addiction and Racial Murder
By: Stanton Peele and Archie Brodsky A New York Times front page headline (March 19, 2021) read: Sex and Guilt Defined Life of a Suspect. Robert Aaron Long was accused of killing eight people at several Atlanta massage parlors....read more
Can People Outgrow Sex Addiction?
Yes, just like they do drug and alcohol addictions. But Dear Prudie doesn’t know that. I regularly write about natural recovery from addiction because it illuminates the underlying dynamic of why people recover in bold relief: they quit because...read more
Sex and Relationships – Ask Stanton
Save me from the addict I’m with What should I do? I cheated on my alcoholic husband, now he can’t stop thinking about it I gave up everything for my boyfriend and now that he’s left, I’m desolate I’m...read more
If Gambling, Games, and Sex are Addictive, What is Addiction?
Gambling Addiction DSM 5’s announcement that the psychiatric diagnostic manual will, for the first time, call something addictive that doesn’t involve substance abuse — gambling — has opened the floodgates. It is intriguing to consider how gambling was placed in this...read more
How Did We Discover Sex Addiction?
We have discovered sex is addictive—why now, with what implications? As the author of Love and Addiction (in which I discussed sex addiction in 1975), I have kept a close view on the societal vision of addiction in re sex. I pointed out in that book...read more
Why Anthony Weiner Is Not a Sex Addict
As the author of “Love and Addiction,” I am a frequent go-to person for media to ask, “Is Anthony Weiner addicted to sex?” My answer? No, he’s not. Women contact me because their husbands spend all night — night...read more
Is Sex Really Addictive?
Stanton reviews a new medical tome on sexual addiction, by psychoanalyst Aviel Goodman. Yes, people become addicted to sex; no, it is not a medical disease best treated by the 12 steps. Contemporary Psychology, 44:154-156, 1999 Review of Sexual Addiction:...read more