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Finding Ways to Beat Porn & Sex Addiction

From the Show: HER
Summary: What is behind porn and sex addiction?
Air Date: 4/5/18
Duration: 27:08
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Erica Garza, Author
Erica GarzaBorn in Los Angeles to Mexican parents, Erica Garza has spent most of her adult life traveling and living abroad. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

Erica’s essays have appeared in Salon, Narratively, BUST, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Refinery29, Bustle, Alternet, Vivala, HelloGiggles, the Los Angeles Review, and Australia’s Mamamia and The Motherish. She has appeared as a guest on BBC Radio 4, Thom Hartmann’s The Big Picture, and August McLaughlin’s Girl Boner Radio.

In 2010, she earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Columbia University. Her memoir on sex addiction, Getting Off, is her first book.
  • Book Title: Getting Off
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/ericadgarza
  • Guest Twitter Account: @ericadgarza
Finding Ways to Beat Porn & Sex Addiction
A traumatic past or difficult childhood aren’t required for sex addiction in adults.

Chasing online porn may be easier than social interactions. If one feels isolated already, it’s harder to get out into the world and foster real world relationships.

Short-term relationships and one-night stands are easier for sex addicts than opening up from their isolation.

The modern world is full of triggers. Technology makes sex more accessible. It takes work to recover from sex addiction, but it is possible.

If you think you may be a sex addict, visit a sex and love addiction anonymous website and take a quiz about your behavior. Examine your own behavior and see how you use porn and sex in your life. Consider visiting a therapist as needed. Weave together the treatment that works best for you.

Listen as Erica Garza joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to share her own journey through sex and porn addiction and recovery.

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