Today, all forms of sex addiction are technology drivenfrom porn websites to webcams to casual sex hook-up apps found on smartphones. Sex addicts organize their lives around the pursuit of sexual activity with self or others, spending inordinate amounts of time viewing and masturbating to porn or planning, pursuing, and engaging in sex acts. At the same time, they neglect important relationships, work, and personal responsibilities. Overwhelming feelings of guilt, shame, and remorse invade when the acting out ends.
While it's complicated, recovery is possible. Always Turned On shows readers how to turn those temptations off while providing practical long-term solutions for recovery.
Robert Weiss, MSW, is a therapist, international speaker, and regular blogger on Psych Central and the Huffington Post.
Jennifer P. Schneider, MD, PhD, is a physician, international speaker, and the author of nine books.
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About the Author
Jennifer P. Schneider: Jennifer P. Schneider, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician certified in Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Pain Management. She is the author of 9 books and numerous articles in professional journals. She is a compassionate professional committed to educating others in her fields of specialty. She is a nationally recognized expert in two addiction-related fields: addictive sexual disorders and the management of chronic pain with opioids.
Aside from her own practice, her professional activities include writing; lecturing at conferences; serving as an expert witness in legal settings; and appearing as a media guest on television and radio. She is the author of Back from Betrayal (2004), and Sex, Lies, and Forgiveness (2001) and co-author of Cybersex Exposed (2001), Disclosing Secrets (2002), The Wounded Healer (1997), and Surviving Disclosure (2012).
Table of Contents
Authors' Note xiii
Introduction: Digital Technology and Our Ever-Changing World 1
Chapter 1 Sex, Tech, and Addiction 9
Chapter 2 Pleasure Seeker or Addict? Understanding the Differences 27
Chapter 3 The Consequences of Sex Gone Awry 49
Chapter 4 Sexual Addiction: An Equal Opportunity Disorder for Women Too 65
Chapter 5 Love and Romance Addiction in the Digital World 73
Chapter 6 To the Cybersex Widow and Widower 87
Chapter 7 Kids, Family Life, and Cybersex Addiction 103
Chapter 8 From Disconnection to Intimacy: The Healing Process 121
Chapter 9 Getting Help, Getting Well 137
Chapter 10 Single People and Sexual Healing: The Dating Conundrum 157
Chapter 11 Marriage, Long-Term Relationships, and Sexual Healing: Rebuilding the Bond 167
Chapter 12 Moving Beyond the Problem 177
Resources for Addicts 185
Resources for Spouses and Families of Addicts 192
Resources for Therapists 194
Appendix: Activity Resources 197
The Sexual Boundary Plan 197
Developing a Dating Plan 208
Other books Robert Weiss Jennifer Schneider 219
About the Authors 221