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.
In-Person Counseling and Therapy
The comprehensive in-person counseling and therapy programs of the Men’s Resource Center of West Michigan help men pursue personal and relational growth.
Get confidential phone counseling from experienced, licensed, master’s-level counselors right from the privacy of your own home or office.
Sex Addiction Treatment
Sex addiction treatment groups are the gold standard for sex addiction issues as it is most effective in working on relapse prevention and shame reduction.
Boys and Youth Caught in the Web of Internet Pornography, Sex Addiction, and Sexting
Understanding the issue, prevention strategies, and treatment options for youth caught up in internet pornography and other intoxicating sexual stimuli.