The New Sexual Revolution Is the Sexual Healing Movement

The entire sexual recovery movement and growing number of therapists and centers devoted to sexual healing is at the forefront of a new wave of sexual liberation.

Cyberstalking: The Fastest Growing Crime

The shift to living virtually has happened so quickly and so pervasively that we have hardly had time to adjust to all the implications. Cyberstalking is a compulsion. It aims to humiliate, control, frighten, manipulate, embarrass, get revenge at, or otherwise harm the victim.

Childhood Trauma and Masturbation

Often when a child undergoes abuse or trauma there are not sufficient outlets for all the rage, despair and grief that results from the betrayal. Masturbation is one of the most accessible and available forms of numbing out, because you rely only on your own body to produce the intoxicating chemicals that soothe the pain.

The 2014 Best & Worst Sex List

These are the 25 most inspiring, incredible, disturbing, and admirable news stories about sex and sexuality in 2014, as selected by Alexandra Katehakis and Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles for their annual Best & Worst Sex List. Each story is accompanied by in-depth commentary from a therapeutic perspective addressing why all this matters at this time in our culture.

Sexism Affects Female Sex Addiction

Although women are still widely underrepresented in studies on addiction, we are gradually moving towards a culture that not only acknowledges their legitimate struggles with alcoholism, sex and love addiction and compulsive eating and/or spending, but also acknowledges the unique ways in which their behaviors and recovery patterns differ from those of men.

Sex Addiction as a Sex-Positive Concept

The sex addiction recovery movement not only complements the progress made toward a sex-positive culture, it reinforces it. Sharing and exploring not just our greatest sexual joys and discoveries, but our struggles and pain as well, is the path to an integrated and holistic model of sexuality.

When Sex Addicts Reveal Everything to Spouses

When it's time to confess sexually addictive behaviors to a spouse, a therapeutic disclosure process serves as a healthy container for the truths and feelings of both parties.

Sexual Anorexia – The Shadow Addiction

While the concept of sexual addiction is well-known, the compulsive avoidance of sexual and relational intimacy can be equally devastating.

Porn Comes of Age

A recent study from University of Cambridge reports that porn may trigger compulsion in the brain of a sex addict much in the way drug paraphernalia triggers a drug addict.

The 2013 Best & Worst Sex List

These are the 25 most inspiring, incredible, disturbing, and admirable news stories about sex and sexuality in 2013, as selected by Alexandra Katehakis and Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles for their annual Best & Worst Sex List. Each story is accompanied by in-depth commentary from a therapeutic perspective addressing why all this matters at this time in our culture.

Monthly Meditations to Invite Eroticism (December)

Invite erotic intimacy into your love life with these meditations excerpted from "Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence"—the upcoming companion book to "Erotic Intelligence."

Monthly Meditations to Invite Eroticism (November)

Invite erotic intimacy into your love life with these meditations excerpted from "Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence"—the upcoming companion book to "Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction."

Monthly Meditations to Invite Eroticism (October)

Invite erotic intimacy into your love life with these meditations excerpted from "Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence" -- the upcoming companion book to "Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction."

Monthly Meditations to Invite Eroticism (September)

Contemplate core beliefs, rewire neural pathways, and invite erotic intimacy into your love life with these meditations excerpted from the upcoming companion book to "Erotic Intelligence".

Monthly Meditations to Invite Eroticism (August)

Contemplate core beliefs, rewire neural pathways, and invite erotic intimacy into your love life with these meditations excerpted from the upcoming companion book to "Erotic Intelligence".

Monthly Meditations to Invite Eroticism (July)

Contemplate core beliefs, rewire neural pathways, and invite erotic intimacy into your love life with these meditations excerpted from the upcoming companion book to "Erotic Intelligence."

Monthly Meditations to Invite Eroticism (June)

Contemplate core beliefs, rewire neural pathways, and invite erotic intimacy into your love life with these meditations excerpted from the upcoming companion book to "Erotic Intelligence".

Monthly Meditations to Invite Eroticism (May)

Contemplate core beliefs, rewire neural pathways, and invite erotic intimacy into your love life with these meditations excerpted from the upcoming companion book to "Erotic Intelligence".

Monthly Meditations to Invite Eroticism (April)

Contemplate core beliefs, rewire neural pathways, and invite erotic intimacy into your love life with these meditations excerpted from the upcoming companion book to "Erotic Intelligence".

Monthly Meditations to Invite Eroticism (March)

Contemplate core beliefs, rewire neural pathways, and invite erotic intimacy into your love life with these meditations excerpted from the upcoming companion book to "Erotic Intelligence".

Monthly Meditations to Invite Eroticism (February)

Contemplate core beliefs, rewire neural pathways, and invite erotic intimacy into your love life with these meditations excerpted from the upcoming companion book to "Erotic Intelligence".

Monthly Meditations to Invite Eroticism (January)

Contemplate core beliefs, rewire neural pathways, and invite erotic intimacy into your love life with these meditations excerpted from the upcoming companion book to "Erotic Intelligence".

The 2012 Best & Worst Sex List

2012 was a memorable year for sexual health in politics, human rights, health, media, technology, and sex scandals! Join Center for Health Sex with Founding Director Alexandra Katehakis as we rate and review the 10 best and 10 worst news stories of human sexuality around the world.

Sex Addiction Beyond the DSM-V

The decision to exclude Hypersexual Disorder in the DSM-V presents diagnostic challenges for therapists who treat sex-addicted clients and their families.

Why Can't He Stay Sober?

Does the journey to recovery have to include hitting a bottom?

Sex Addiction—Is it Real?

“Sex Addiction sounds like a lame excuse used by men to justify their infidelities.” This is a sentiment we hear a lot from people who wonder if men get away with more than their fair share of bad behavior.

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