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    Inside A US Sex Addiction Clinic...

    A very stupid trend to normalize people and a very dangerous creation of what can become "reeducation camps". You can enjoy a lot of sex and porn and not be addicted at all. There is no such thing as "a normally functioning sex life" as everybody is different and has different levels of libido. Some people are happy having sex once a year while some others need it 5 times a day, it's all about different levels of hormones and everybody has the right to be different and to enjoy their own differences. A "normally functioning sex life" can be very different for everybody, as religious values, age, sexual orientation, and cultural values make a lot of different "normalities" . For example, it is "normal' for Muslims to have up to 4 wives, but not for Christians.. . For heterosexual people it's normal to have sex with a person of the opposite sex while for gay people it is normal to have sex with a person of the same sex. For fundamentalist Christians it is "normal" not to have sex outside of wedlock and to have sex only for reproduction. So, enjoy your sex life without trying to be "normal"! "Normalization" is the worst kind of social mental conditioning, conformism, and denial of individual freedom. Be yourself no matter what they say !



    Source: BBC
    http://news. bbc.co.uk/ newsbeat/ hi/health/ newsid_7771000/ 7771758.stm



    Inside a US sex addiction clinic
    By Sima Kotecha
    Newsbeat US reporter in Santa Fe


    Like alcohol, drugs, and gambling, sex can become addictive too.

    Celebrities Russell Brand and David Duchovny threw a spotlight on sex addiction by checking into rehabilitation centres in the States to get treatment for it.

    Last year, Newsbeat discovered that sex addiction was a growing problem among men in the UK.

    80% of the sex therapists we contacted said an increasing number of males were asking for help with sex addiction.

    Today there are more than eight clinics in America offering specialist treatment to those who suffer from the disorder.

    Newsbeat was given exclusive access to one of them.

    The Life Healing Centre (LHC) is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and it offers two sex addiction programmes: one for men and the other for women.

    The centre is based at the top of a mountain range.

    It's 7,500ft (2,286m) above sea level. The high altitude can make people feel light headed for a while.

    From the balcony on campus, you can see nothing but mountains and desert.

    Lose control

    Rob Weiss is an addiction specialist. He created the sex addiction programme at LHC.

    He said: "Sex addicts are people who lose control over healthy sexual choices.

    "They say things to themselves like, 'I'm not going to go to that place for sex' or 'I'm not going to see that person for sex' but they continue to do it anyway.
    "They show behaviours that are common to all addicts and they show consequences and thinking that is common to all addicts."

    According to Mr. Weiss, 80% of sex addicts in the US are men.

    It is impossible to say how many sex addicts there are though, as many don't admit to having the problem.

    Psychologist and author Doctor Patrick Carnes, who has done substantial research in the area, estimates three to 5% of Americans suffer from the disorder.

    Their behaviour can vary from compulsively watching porn online to visiting prostitutes at every opportunity.

    Andy is 31 and is enrolled in the programme. He claims to have been a sex addict for years.

    He said: "I was compulsive self-pleasuring, using pornography, going to prostitutes and having people sexually abuse and torture me for my pleasure."
    His addiction got so out of control that he was unable to walk for a month after a dominatrix severely sexually abused him at his request.

    "I was the masochist. Once I was so physically harmed because I'd taken it to an extreme level," he added.

    Talking

    So what goes on at this clinic which claims to cure sex addicts like Andy?

    At LHC they focus on communication. Through hours of self-evaluation, the therapists and councillors attempt to get to the bottom of the cause of the addiction.

    They believe in trauma exploration because many of the addicts have difficult pasts ranging from child abuse to problematic up-bringings.

    The group sessions focus on reducing the shame in patients which goes along with the disorder.

    The male addicts at LHC explained their addiction as being a force that was too great to control.

    But Phillip Hodson, fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, disagrees and says sex is about choices.
    He said: "We think that sex addiction is not a proper definition.

    "I mean it's up to you whether you go out and have sex with somebody.

    "You have a choice or you stay in and watch EastEnders."

    He thinks the condition would be better described as compulsive, obsessive or greedy.

    Rob Weiss understands the scrutiny that comes with the term "sex addiction" but argues that it is a genuine problem and not just a glamorous term for someone who has a high sex drive.

    He said: "I never think of sex addiction as being glamorous.

    "The people I work with are often engaging in acts that they themselves aren't comfortable with.

    "They hate themselves often for the types of places they go to and the behaviours they engage in.

    "No sex addict would describe their behaviour as glamorous."

    A 35-day programme at the centre doesn't come cheap.

    It costs around 20,000. Doug is a sex addict and has been in rehab for several weeks.

    He said: "As far as the number of women I've been with, it runs in the hundreds. I don't count.

    "But now I hope to live a normal life, and have a normally functioning sex life."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeah Well Fine Then View Post
    A very stupid trend to normalize people and a very dangerous creation of what can become "reeducation camps". You can enjoy a lot of sex and porn and not be addicted at all. There is no such thing as "a normally functioning sex life" as everybody is different and has different levels of libido. Some people are happy having sex once a year while some others need it 5 times a day, it's all about different levels of hormones and everybody has the right to be different and to enjoy their own differences. A "normally functioning sex life" can be very different for everybody, as religious values, age, sexual orientation, and cultural values make a lot of different "normalities" . For example, it is "normal' for Muslims to have up to 4 wives, but not for Christians.. . For heterosexual people it's normal to have sex with a person of the opposite sex while for gay people it is normal to have sex with a person of the same sex. For fundamentalist Christians it is "normal" not to have sex outside of wedlock and to have sex only for reproduction. So, enjoy your sex life without trying to be "normal"! "Normalization" is the worst kind of social mental conditioning, conformism, and denial of individual freedom. Be yourself no matter what they say !



    Source: BBC
    http://news. bbc.co.uk/ newsbeat/ hi/health/ newsid_7771000/ 7771758.stm



    Inside a US sex addiction clinic
    By Sima Kotecha
    Newsbeat US reporter in Santa Fe


    Like alcohol, drugs, and gambling, sex can become addictive too.

    Celebrities Russell Brand and David Duchovny threw a spotlight on sex addiction by checking into rehabilitation centres in the States to get treatment for it.

    Last year, Newsbeat discovered that sex addiction was a growing problem among men in the UK.

    80% of the sex therapists we contacted said an increasing number of males were asking for help with sex addiction.

    Today there are more than eight clinics in America offering specialist treatment to those who suffer from the disorder.

    Newsbeat was given exclusive access to one of them.

    The Life Healing Centre (LHC) is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and it offers two sex addiction programmes: one for men and the other for women.

    The centre is based at the top of a mountain range.

    It's 7,500ft (2,286m) above sea level. The high altitude can make people feel light headed for a while.

    From the balcony on campus, you can see nothing but mountains and desert.

    Lose control

    Rob Weiss is an addiction specialist. He created the sex addiction programme at LHC.

    He said: "Sex addicts are people who lose control over healthy sexual choices.

    "They say things to themselves like, 'I'm not going to go to that place for sex' or 'I'm not going to see that person for sex' but they continue to do it anyway.
    "They show behaviours that are common to all addicts and they show consequences and thinking that is common to all addicts."

    According to Mr. Weiss, 80% of sex addicts in the US are men.

    It is impossible to say how many sex addicts there are though, as many don't admit to having the problem.

    Psychologist and author Doctor Patrick Carnes, who has done substantial research in the area, estimates three to 5% of Americans suffer from the disorder.

    Their behaviour can vary from compulsively watching porn online to visiting prostitutes at every opportunity.

    Andy is 31 and is enrolled in the programme. He claims to have been a sex addict for years.

    He said: "I was compulsive self-pleasuring, using pornography, going to prostitutes and having people sexually abuse and torture me for my pleasure."
    His addiction got so out of control that he was unable to walk for a month after a dominatrix severely sexually abused him at his request.

    "I was the masochist. Once I was so physically harmed because I'd taken it to an extreme level," he added.

    Talking

    So what goes on at this clinic which claims to cure sex addicts like Andy?

    At LHC they focus on communication. Through hours of self-evaluation, the therapists and councillors attempt to get to the bottom of the cause of the addiction.

    They believe in trauma exploration because many of the addicts have difficult pasts ranging from child abuse to problematic up-bringings.

    The group sessions focus on reducing the shame in patients which goes along with the disorder.

    The male addicts at LHC explained their addiction as being a force that was too great to control.

    But Phillip Hodson, fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, disagrees and says sex is about choices.
    He said: "We think that sex addiction is not a proper definition.

    "I mean it's up to you whether you go out and have sex with somebody.

    "You have a choice or you stay in and watch EastEnders."

    He thinks the condition would be better described as compulsive, obsessive or greedy.

    Rob Weiss understands the scrutiny that comes with the term "sex addiction" but argues that it is a genuine problem and not just a glamorous term for someone who has a high sex drive.

    He said: "I never think of sex addiction as being glamorous.

    "The people I work with are often engaging in acts that they themselves aren't comfortable with.

    "They hate themselves often for the types of places they go to and the behaviours they engage in.

    "No sex addict would describe their behaviour as glamorous."

    A 35-day programme at the centre doesn't come cheap.

    It costs around 20,000. Doug is a sex addict and has been in rehab for several weeks.

    He said: "As far as the number of women I've been with, it runs in the hundreds. I don't count.

    "But now I hope to live a normal life, and have a normally functioning sex life."
    well I am not a sex addict but I am a horny little devil

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    Re: Inside A US Sex Addiction Clinic...

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer View Post
    well I am not a sex addict but I am a horny little devil
    LOL!!! : Your male.....It never stops.
    Now quit your yappin!! :2gunsfiring_v1:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeah Well Fine Then View Post
    A very stupid trend to normalize people and a very dangerous creation of what can become "reeducation camps". You can enjoy a lot of sex and porn and not be addicted at all. There is no such thing as "a normally functioning sex life" as everybody is different and has different levels of libido. Some people are happy having sex once a year while some others need it 5 times a day, it's all about different levels of hormones and everybody has the right to be different and to enjoy their own differences. A "normally functioning sex life" can be very different for everybody, as religious values, age, sexual orientation, and cultural values make a lot of different "normalities" . For example, it is "normal' for Muslims to have up to 4 wives, but not for Christians.. . For heterosexual people it's normal to have sex with a person of the opposite sex while for gay people it is normal to have sex with a person of the same sex. For fundamentalist Christians it is "normal" not to have sex outside of wedlock and to have sex only for reproduction. So, enjoy your sex life without trying to be "normal"! "Normalization" is the worst kind of social mental conditioning, conformism, and denial of individual freedom. Be yourself no matter what they say !

    Ditto! I love my porn and I like sex 5 -12 times a day! Double on Sunday. I know, I know... But a guy can dream can't he?:

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeah well fine then
    A very stupid trend to normalize people and a very dangerous creation of what can become "reeducation camps". You can enjoy a lot of sex and porn and not be addicted at all. There is no such thing as "a normally functioning sex life" as everybody is different and has different levels of libido. Some people are happy having sex once a year while some others need it 5 times a day, it's all about different levels of hormones and everybody has the right to be different and to enjoy their own differences. A "normally functioning sex life" can be very different for everybody, as religious values, age, sexual orientation, and cultural values make a lot of different "normalities" . For example, it is "normal' for Muslims to have up to 4 wives, but not for Christians.. . For heterosexual people it's normal to have sex with a person of the opposite sex while for gay people it is normal to have sex with a person of the same sex. For fundamentalist Christians it is "normal" not to have sex outside of wedlock and to have sex only for reproduction. So, enjoy your sex life without trying to be "normal"! "Normalization" is the worst kind of social mental conditioning, conformism, and denial of individual freedom. Be yourself no matter what they say !
    Muslims and Fundamentalist get "normal" while straights and gays get normal.

    Typo or is normal not really normal, in your opinion, for Muslims and Fundamentalist Christians?

    I'm assuming it's a typo since the whole point of your post is that sex is normal for however it works best for the people involved (with the exception of pedophiles, of course).
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    Re: Inside A US Sex Addiction Clinic...

    What if... say... a buddy of mine..
    Likes to dress up like darth vader when he does it, let her grab the ceiling fan, and he likes to say... "You can not resist the power of the dark side." As she spins round and round...

    Is that normal? :crazy1::spidey:

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolinahound View Post
    What if... say... a buddy of mine..
    Likes to dress up like darth vader when he does it, let her grab the ceiling fan, and he likes to say... "You can not resist the power of the dark side." As she spins round and round...

    Is that normal? :crazy1::spidey:

    Dear Troubled In America,

    What you describe would be absoutely fine.

    Just your, coughs, 'buddy', doesn't poke her eye out with his light sabre.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HotParadox View Post
    Muslims and Fundamentalist get "normal" while straights and gays get normal.

    Typo or is normal not really normal, in your opinion, for Muslims and Fundamentalist Christians?

    I'm assuming it's a typo since the whole point of your post is that sex is normal for however it works best for the people involved (with the exception of pedophiles, of course).
    Syntax error.

    :liefde:
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    Quote Originally Posted by krazy12982 View Post
    LOL!!! : Your male.....It never stops.
    Ah.

    It may never 'stop.

    But in my experience, the older you get, the less you are bothered about sex.

    I turned 40 in Septemeber, this year.

    I don't mind admitting that I have had a 'few' partners in my time.

    However.

    As time has gone by, I have come to realise that one female is, for all intents and purposes, not that much different from the next.

    Even that really good looking, sexily dressed female.

    Once you see her with the clothes and make up off, she is not usually so special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeah Well Fine Then View Post
    Syntax error.

    :liefde:
    Ah, yes, the pesky SE :...rofl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeah Well Fine Then View Post
    Ah.

    Even that really good looking, sexily dressed female.

    Once you see her with the clothes and make up off, she is not usually so special.

    What the hell is sexily?

    Another "syntax error"? :crazy1:
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    Not this time.


    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/defi...ey=72235&ph=on


    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sexily
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeah Well Fine Then View Post
    Ah.

    It may never 'stop.

    But in my experience, the older you get, the less you are bothered about sex.

    I turned 40 in Septemeber, this year.

    I don't mind admitting that I have had a 'few' partners in my time.

    However.

    As time has gone by, I have come to realise that one female is, for all intents and purposes, not that much different from the next.

    Even that really good looking, sexily dressed female.

    Once you see her with the clothes and make up off, she is not usually so special.

    I tend to disagree with that. I believe that each of us is a unique individual in his/her own right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer View Post
    I tend to disagree with that. I believe that each of us is a unique individual in his/her own right.
    What I meant to say, I suppose, OT, is that if you are/were a player at one time, then even that can be a sort of lonely existance, and it is better to have one special person, if you are fortunate enough to find one...
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    You Brits have such a better vocab than us Yanks. :ylsuper:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeah Well Fine Then View Post
    What I meant to say, I suppose, OT, is that if you are/were a player at one time, then even that can be a sort of lonely existance, and it is better to have one special person, if you are fortunate enough to find one...
    Then I guess that I am one of the lucky ones, 28 years this 18th day of this month.

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