There was a time when sex addiction and pornography were not talked about as issues. Male socialization assumed it was natural for men to be highly interested in sex and the depiction of sexuality. A time when Playboy magazine was considered a right-of-passage for some.

Sex Addiction and Internet Pornography

But times have changed. In this electronic age of the Internet and smart phones, the use of pornography has escalated with the advent of cyber-porn and cyber-sex. Social networking sites have made it easier to engage in non-relational sex without regard for real-life consequences.

While seldom diagnosed and treated, 10% of men are sexually addicted, engaging in Internet pornography, exhibitionism, promiscuity, compulsive masturbation, use of adult establishments, and/or prostitutes. The costs of sex addiction, though less evident than alcoholism or gambling, are as pernicious for the addict as for those who love him: divorce, duplicity, disease, shame, anxiety, depression, and escalation of behavior.

The Catalyst to Change

I needed to control my behavior as well as my sexual addiction. The individual and group therapy at the Men’s Resource Center have been the catalyst to change in my relationship with myself, my wife, my family, and others I cross paths with in my life.


Sex Addiction Treatment

The Men’s Resource Center of West Michigan teaches the basics of addiction, relapse prevention, and recovery in a supportive and caring environment. It provides the following services to help men break out of the shame, addictive patterns, and isolation of addiction.

The Men’s Resource Center offers sex addiction treatment in Grand Rapids, and counseling by phone. Contact the Men’s Resource Center for our fee schedule and more information.