Select stories from recovering sex addicts

Welcome to the Members Share section of our website.

Here members of Sexaholics Anonymous share their experience, strength and hope. There are stories for everyone, from all walks of life. We hope that you can find inspiration from these shares.

Please always remember that the Member Shares are not official literature of Sexaholics Anonymous, they remain the personal opinions of their respective authors.

Fear Squad

Along the sidelines of my mind, for most of my life, there have been a bevy of pom-pom waving fearleaders.  They're very non-triggering fearleaders, draped in black and drab.  They lead jeers and cheerless cheers...

What lust did for me

I once heard an AA speaker say, “Alcohol could never have done so much TO me if it didn’t do so much FOR me.”  A light went on when I heard that, because it’s certainly true for me and my lust. ...

Crazy Stupid Lust

Today my bird bath froze over, and I had the humorous sight of seeing birds ice skate as they tried to drink from it.  A bird thinking ice is drinkable water is less crazy than me thinking a person on a magazine...

Clarity around Step 2

I met with my pastor today to discuss my Step 2.  As I approached this step, I began to realize that I was very angry with God.  I've had this addiction for years and years and years.  It causes incredible harm as...

Rassures-toi

Comme les amis te disent, ce n'est qu'un autre mensonge malin de notre maladie de penser que chez toi "c'est différent".... On a tous pense cela!!!

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Member shares: "Addicted to sex and lust, the battle within"

Part of me knew from very early on that I was a sexaholic. Part of me didn't want to admit that or accept it. Part of me wanted to be rid of "the addict". Part of me wanted to give into that and just enjoy my acting out. Wow, that's a lot of "parts", all doing battle within me! No wonder life...

Long-term sober member shares: "Sobriety is good for your health."

A long-lasting period of abstinence without sexually acting out has affected my health for the better. Today because of Sexaholics Anonymous I am happy, joyous and (learning to be) free. But I will admit I had to try just about every other option before I was willing to accept the SA solution...

Long-term sober member shares: "The effects of long-term sobriety"

I have no idea if any scientists would think that five years of sobriety and progressive victory over lust was "long-lasting" enough to be statistically significant. So I'm not claiming my experience, strength and hope means anything for science. But it certainly does matter to me.

It...

First step prayer.

The first line of the first the first step in the 12 steps and 12 traditions asks us the following question. "Who cares to admit complete defeat?"  The answer I find is quite astonishing. "Practically no one"...

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