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.

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...

Sexaholics Anonymous in Slovenia

Today I am grateful to God for 177 days of consecutive sexual sobriety. This is the longest real sobriety I’ve had in the last 20 years. I started looking for a solution 18 years ago. Eleven years ago I read a book that gave a name to my problem with compulsive masturbation, watching...

Withdrawal from Sexual Addiction

Withdrawal Symptoms

A newcomer asked, “What are withdrawal symptoms? How long will withdrawal last before it leaves and I start to feel more peaceful, less oppressed, condemned and scared?" I told him that my withdrawal symptoms had been acute in my first three months in...

Psychologists and Sexual Sobriety

"Psychologists are inclined to agree with us. We have spent thousands of dollars for examinations. We know but few instances where we have given these doctors a fair break. We have seldom told them the whole truth, nor have we followed their advice. Unwilling to be honest with these...

The Price of Sexual Sobriety

A sexaholic is driving alone one night in his car, on an empty highway.  He Is depressed beyond words, thinking how miserable he is, and how he would do anything to get sober and have a normal life. Suddenly, as he's zooming down the highway and thinking these things, he hears the voice of God...

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