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.

Is porn really my problem?

For me, the problem isn't really porn or masturbation or any other particular form of sexual acting out behavior. It's about lust. Sometimes I think it would be better to call our program Lust Addicts Anonymous.

If I am not lusting, I will not turn to porn or masturbation or sex. But...

Celebrating One Year of Sexual Sobriety Through Sexaholics Anonymous

My Sexaholics Anonymous story began four years ago. I was broken, and  on my knees from substance abuse and sexual addiction. I was brought to my knees in a church. Two people in addiction recovery moved in next door to my house, and my mother is an addict.  Basically they Twelve-Stepped me into...

Sexaholics Anonymous Keeps Me Sober

Here is how recovery has worked for me: I needed to join the Sexaholics Anonymous fellowship, get a sponsor, work the Steps, and do service--otherwise I cannot really recover from lust. I have learned that if I start entertaining fantasies, dropping meetings, forgetting my prayers, holding on to...

Sexaholics Anonymous Has Taught Me To Treat Myself and Others With Respect

Every form of sexuality that I practiced in my 48 years before marriage was “acting out,” according to the Sexaholics Anonymous sobriety definition (“no sex with self or anyone other than a marriage partner”), as well as my re-awakened consciousness.  This means that every so-called "committed...

Grateful for Sexaholics Anonymous

I celebrated yesterday down south in Israel with a dear friend of mine in Sexaholics Anonymous, on the occasion of his third SA Birthday. This man had the SA shine on his face when he first Twelve-Stepped me, after I was only 17 days sober and 17 days in the program. He was my angel. He saved me...

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