Sex & PornogrAphy Addicitions
We live in an astonishingly sexualized society, and yet there are some who are ashamed to discuss sexual problems in counseling. The habitual misuse of sexual behavior for the purpose of changing or improving one’s mood or psychological state identifies as an addiction to sex. It is a repetitive, compulsive behavior difficult or impossible to control. It leads to actions designated solely for the purpose of obtaining the substance or access to the behavior and then to cover up the use. Using and abusing sexual behaviors is a way to forget pain and anxiety. Over time, the body and the brain need the sexually arousing behavior (pornography, sadistic or masochistic behaviors, masturbation, or a relationship with a lover) in ever-increasing amounts to cope at minimum and prevent the symptoms of withdrawal. There is hope! One of the most valuable things we can do for you is to normalize discussions about sex. Our counselors are here to help you break secret habits, defeat shame, create connections in relationships, build true intimacy, and form a healthy view of sex.
Shame, Sex & Pornography: A Support Group for Men
Shame, Sex & Pornography is a free support group for men hosted in our Galleria office by Alfred Horstman, M.A. LPC - Intern (Supervised by Dr. Christopher S. Taylor, LPC-S). The group meets weekly on Thursday mornings and no registration or commitment is required. Sex, pornography, love, and intimacy addictions are some of the most shameful and hidden addictions with which we can struggle. Many men choose to struggle in the shadows, feeling as though they are unable to connect with others. This support group is for men who are suffering and is a place to gather and to support one another.
7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
No meeting November 22nd