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porn addiction

Posted in Mental Health, Relationships, Sex Addiction

Psychological Side Effects of Pornography

Watching online pornography continued to be a popular pursuit among men and women in 2017. According to PornHub’s latest report, about 28.5 billion people visited the site, or an average of 81 million people per day. More than 4 million videos were uploaded and 120 million video votes were posted on Pornhub, of which nearly 80% were positive. […]

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Posted in Sex Addiction, Therapy

What Really Goes On in Sex Addiction Rehab?

Sex addiction treatment has become big a topic for public discussion due to many recent sexual misconduct allegations against prominent men. But it’s a term that is sometimes misunderstood or misused. Media reports that portray recovery as a summer camp for privileged men does not accurately reflect what typically happens in rehab.

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cheating husband on phone call while wife sleeps

Posted in Relationships, Sex Addiction

Addicted Husbands: 7 Ways Sex Addicts Lie to Their Spouses

By Tommy Williams, LADAC, ASAT-C, Primary Therapist, Men’s Sexual Addiction Program, The Ranch

So many spouses of addicts and alcoholics go through a torturous period of sensing something is off, or wrong, but not being able or willing to believe it. For the spouses of sex addicts, the feeling can be so difficult to bear that it becomes more comfortable to deny their suspicions.

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young lady on computer in bed late at night

Posted in Sex Addiction

Women and Porn: How Women Get Caught Up in the Fantasy

Men are not the only ones with intimacy disorders. Women also have issues with love and sex. While much research and attention has gone to studying men and pornography, women’s porn addiction is a trend that cannot be ignored.

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Posted in Sex Addiction, Sexual Harassment

Is There a Difference Between Sex Addiction, Sex Offending and Sexual Misconduct?

By Karen Brownd, CSAT, Director of the Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery and Associate Clinical Director at The Ranch

Recent accusations of sexual misconduct by celebrities have led to unprecedented revelations of sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse, and questions about the difference between sex addiction vs. sex offender. Many men in prominent positions have been paraded before the public eye for alleged unsavory activities, with new accusations every day.

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Posted in Sex Addiction, Tennessee

Addicted Husbands: How High Powered Men Turn to Sex and Cheating

By Tommy Williams, LADAC, ASAT-C, Primary Therapist, Men’s Sexual Addiction Program, The Ranch

The headlines are filled with stories of high-powered men who are accused of being sexual predators, aggressors and harassers. Many of them are famous and successful men at the top of their professions.  Most have wives and children and financial freedom. They have access to most anything they want.

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Dr. Oz

Posted in Addiction, Sex Addiction

Dr. Oz Show Visits The Ranch to Learn About Sex Addiction Treatment

On the heels of controversial celebrities like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey signing up for rehab after being accused of sexual misconduct, Dr. Mehmet Oz devoted a portion of “The Dr. Oz Show” on Nov. 16 to the topic.

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man on woman's shoulders

Posted in Mental Health, Sex Addiction

Hope for Healing: Men in Power and Sexual Compulsions

By Tommy Williams, LADAC, ASAT-C, Primary Therapist, Men’s Sexual Addiction Program, The Ranch

When John was 10, he heard his father and mother arguing. He protected his younger brother by bringing him into his room to watch TV but John sat on the stairs listening. He heard yelling and things like: “It’s over,” and “I’m leaving.” The next day he and his brother were called to the living room. It broke John’s heart when his dad said, “I am going to leave for a while. But I will be back, I promise.”

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bipolar disorder in women

Posted in Articles, Sex Addiction

Importance of Specialized Sex Addiction Counseling for Women

Women make up a fairly small percentage of the number of people who seek help for sex addiction. However, when they do seek sex addiction counseling, women can potentially receive unique benefits from programs that offer gender-specific treatment. That’s true, in large part, because affected women typically experience different symptoms than affected men. In addition, sex-addicted women tend to come from different backgrounds than sex-addicted men.

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Porn Addiction

Posted in Articles, Sex Addiction

How Pornography Addiction Affects the Brain

Pornography addiction is addictive behavior in which you may attempt to escape from emotional pain by viewing pornography in a compulsive way. Porn addicts typically spend as many as 11-12 hours a week viewing pornography, with or without masturbation. Like other addictive behavior, pornography addiction can quickly take over your life, becoming the most important […]

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