Talking about Sex Addiction: A Compassionate Approach


In this recent TedTalk therapist Paula Hall compassionately introduces the topic of sex addiction.  She humanizes those who struggle with this debilitating addiction, emphasizing three important points:

1. Sex addiction is real

2. Sex addiction effects ordinary people

3. Compassionate conversations about sex addiction break through the shame and secrecy that fuel sex addiction

May this video empower those who struggle to seek help. May we all judge less and care more as we confront the growing pandemic of sex addiction that effects real people all around us.

PLEASE SHARE this positive and hopeful message with others.

-Written by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LMFT, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley If you benefited from this article, please “follow” us on this blog and on Twitter, “like” us on Facebook, and SHARE this article and blog with others. Thank you!

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About fbenedict

Forest Benedict is the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider (SATP). Forest loves the work he does as the Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley and the Program Manager/Teacher in the SATP program at Mid-America Nazarene University. He writes numerous articles on the LifeSTAR of the Central Valley blog (https://lifestarcentralvalley.wordpress.com/) and also on his personal blog (http://forestbenedict.com/). He created the Life After Lust VLOG on Youtube, sharing insights about recovery from sexual addiction. Forest also writes and speaks publicly about protecting children from pornography.
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2 Responses to Talking about Sex Addiction: A Compassionate Approach

  1. Avalon Vic says:

    As the wife of a sex addict, I am grateful that Paula Hall is shedding more light on this topic. She is spot-on about the need for us to start talking about sex addiction. We need to have the hard conversations with our kids, our friends, and with our church groups. Bringing sex addiction out into the light will help the addicts with their recovery, but it will also help an often overlooked and growing group of people who need healing: the partners of sex addicts.

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