Do you find yourself looking at harder and harder pornography to get aroused? Have you ever deleted Tinder and sworn never to swipe again, only to see yourself re-downloading the app over and over? Are you in a loving, monogamous relationship, but yet can’t stop cheating on your partner?
If you answered yes to any of these, you might be showing signs of sex addiction.
When I think of addiction, I think of drugs and alcohol. But, what about when we’re addicted to behaviors and substances that are necessary for survival? Like food, or sex.
Ashley Miller is a psychotherapist In San Francisco, California who specializes in treating folks with addiction issues. Together we talk about the many different ways in which sex addiction can show up in your life, how it can negatively affect you and the people around you, and what steps you can take to start the recovery process.
I also get a second opinion from Ashley about why my therapist thinks I’m still single after all these years of looking for my special person.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
Sex Addiction Trailer and Clips
Key Takeaways (or what you'll learn):
- Signs that you might have a sex addiction
- How to feel better about yourself and your sexuality
- Ways to 'tame the shame' of over-indulging in sex and food
- What seeing a sex therapist can do to your addiction
Show Notes and Resources
Brené Brown’s TED Talk on Listening to Shame
Kristin Neff's Ted Talk on The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion
Pia Melody's book Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
Natalie Portman and Jason Schwartzman in Wes Anderson’s 12 min short film: Hotel Chevalier
This show is produced by Shaun Galanos with help from Gilford Street Studios.