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.

Fellow Sexaholics Give Me Hope

When a sober Sexaholics Anonymous member shares the good, the bad, and the ugly--in other words when he becomes gut honest--I sharpen my ears, and my thirsty soul drinks what it was always looking for: the human connection. I don’t need to feel subhuman or superhuman, but just one amidst the...

No More Juggling My Problems

In early recovery, I tried to be successful academically, to stay clean and sober (or at least not let others know that I wasn't clean and sober), to keep my family and friends satisfied, to....and so on.

I felt like a juggler who was juggling too many problems!  Actually I was just...

Thank God for Keeping me Sexually Sober Through Sexaholics Anonymous

Last week I had a couple of really bad days in my marriage, and I was amazed by how strongly the flashbacks and crazy obsessions came back! I felt I was in real danger of sexually acting-out.  I have heard from old timers that:

"When you think lust is gone and everything is quiet, lust is...

Sobriety For One Married Sexaholic

Hello, I'm a recovering sexaholic, created in the image of G-d.  By the grace of G-d my sobriety date is Wednesday, July 3rd 2002.  I have a sponsor and my sponsor has a sponsor.

You can't see me, so I'll tell you that I am 63 years old and as we used to say in the '60's, every day and...

“How Do I Stay Sober?” (Thoughts From a Sexaholics Anonymous Old Timer)

A member with one year of sobriety asked me recently to describe the meaning of progressive victory over lust. He asked, “I know the sobriety definition, but how can I define whether I’m sober with progressive victory over lust?”  So I decided to share my experience, strength, and hope on this...