Sexual Recovery Blog

World Health Organization Declares Compulsive Sexual Behavior Diagnosis
Posted by Mackenzie Sodestrom on

Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) added “Compulsive Sexual Behavior” to their list of diagnoses in the June update of the International Classifications of Diseases. This marks a huge milestone in the world of sex addiction treatment. Sexual addiction has remained a...

Co-Addiction vs. Trauma Informed Treatment for Betrayed Partners
Posted by Mackenzie Sodestrom on

In the early days of sex addiction treatment, clinicians took a copy + paste approach from successful substance abuse treatment protocols and applied it to sex addiction treatment. While some of this was (and remains) helpful for treating addiction, it unfortunately misunderstood and ultimately...

Disclosure After Infidelity Part III: Emotional Restitution Letter
Posted by Mackenzie Sodestrom on

You’ve done the hard work of the full therapeutic disclosure and the emotional impact letter, and are now arriving at the third and final stop of the therapeutic disclosure process - the emotional restitution letter. This step, like its predecessors, is a challenging but an incredibly...

The Myths of Pornography
Posted by Lauren Gibson on

The discussion and actions of overcoming an individual’s sexual addiction is best processed in the space of a trusting community. When someone you trust knows your struggle, you no longer struggle alone. Therefore, I encourage you to surround yourself with friends who will rally behind you...

Disclosure After Infidelity Part II: Emotional Impact Letter
Posted by Mackenzie Sodestrom on

After a disclosure of infidelity or sex addiction, a couple may choose to complete the difficult and important process of the full disclosure. Disclosure day is painful for both partners and can stir up a lot of difficult emotions. The final two parts of the therapeutic disclosure help the...

Disclosure After Infidelity
Posted by Mackenzie Sodestrom on

There is often a mixed reaction when we talk about a full disclosure - some couples want to race into it, others are scared to face it. Sometimes one party wants it, and the other doesn't. Research shows, however, that 94% of couples that go through the full disclosure process find it to be...

Relational Sex vs. Object Sex: The Neurological Aspect of Making Love
Posted by Patty Shirley on

Dr. Doug Weiss, CSAT, is considered to be an expert on Sex and Porn Addiction.  His goal is to promote healthy sexual relations, as does our Sexual Recovery Program at CPCC.  Dr. Weiss teaches the difference between Relational Sex, as in sex within a relationship, vs Object Sex, or...