Masturbation

Sex and the BrainPremium Content

“WOW that felt good!” This is a common cognition when a man has an orgasm, otherwise known as an ejaculation. What most people don’t know is why an orgasm feels so good. In fact, the reason it feels so incredible is the same reason why some men form addictive patterns at the neurological level in their brains through a process known as “conditioning.”

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Worksheet for Sex Addiction InventoryPremium Content

Worksheet to assist with sexual addiction inventory.

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What's Love Got to Do With It?

What does love have to do with recovery? EVERYTHING! Easily a book could be written on this subject but I only have a few lines, so here goes.

Lack of self-love results in a tremendous amount of inner pain. Low self-esteem often leads people to look to sources outside of themselves for the love that they do not feel for themselves. This can result in "looking for love in all the wrong places" like same sex relationships, drugs, abusive relationships, codependent relationships, eating too much, alcohol, improper sexual relationships, etc. Or one might try medicating the pain with drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, etc.

Beliefs & Characteristics of Sex AddictsPremium Content

Common Characteristics of Sexual Addiction

Use of sexual thoughts and behaviors as primary coping methods.

Use of sexual arousal as our drug of choice.

A pattern of compulsive, out-of-control sexual behaviors: behaviors that are either illegal, illicit or believed to be "bad".

Experience harmful consequences to themselves and others due to their sexual behaviors.

Lack of emotional intimacy.

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Am I a Sex Addict?Premium Content

Questions to ask Yourself:

    1. Were you sexually abused as a child or adolescent?

    2. Have you regularly purchased sexually explicit magazines?

    3. Did your parents have trouble with sexual behavior?

    4. Are you often preoccupied with sexual thoughts?

    5. Do you believe that your sexual behavior is not normal?

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How does a Christian handle temptation?

How does a Christian handle temptation?

If I have an addiction, can I still be saved?

If I have an addiction, can I still be saved?

Yes! We are not called to perfect ourselves before we come to God. If we could do that, then Jesus could have spared himself the agony of dying of the cross in payment for our sins. He would have simply instructed us to live sin-free lives. He knew, though, that man is utterly incapable of cleansing himself, as demonstrated throughout the Old Testament.

Sex & Love Addiction Step ZeroPremium Content

Sex, Love and Porn Addiction Worksheet for Step 0 (before the First Step).

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Pornography and the Pulpit Workshop- TranscriptPremium Content

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Obie-host: Good evening and welcome to the latest workshop hosted by Christians in Recovery. Tonight our guest speaker is Richard Nevard. He is the author of "Pornography and the Pulpit: Understanding the Sins of the Shepherd as a Means of Restoration"

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Freedom From Masturbation StudyPremium Content

Masturbation is often that one topic that people (especially Christians) really don't like to talk about. It's not something that is just a male problem these days, as many women also secretly struggle with it as well. Our culture tells us that there is nothing wrong with masturbation, yet our conscience often tells us otherwise...

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