11 | Robert Weiss – What is Sex Addiction?
Do you know what sex addiction actually is? This addiction is one of the most misunderstood and controversial addictions in the world, but most people don’t actually know what the criteria for it is. It looks very much like other chemical or process addictions, except that sexual behaviors/obsessions are the focal point of what the addict uses as their “drug” of choice. In this episode we explore what sex addiction is (and isn’t!) as well as how a sex addict can begin the road to recovery. Our interview with Robert Weiss teaches us: 1) How someone who believes they have problematic sexual behavior can find assessment tools to screen for sex addiction, 2) What factors lie underneath all addiction and how we can be compassionate toward those factors, and 3) How to heal from this addiction, whether you are an addict or the partner of an addict. Robert Weiss is a PhD and Licensed Social worker, and he is an expert in the treatment of adult intimacy disorders and related addictions, most notably sex/porn/relationship addictions along with co-occurring drug/sex addiction. A clinical sexologist and practicing psychotherapist, Dr. Rob frequently serves as a subject matter expert for major media outlets. He’s the author of many books, including Prodependence, Out of the Doghouse, Sex Addiction 101, and Cruise Control. He also hosts a weekly live no cost webinar with Q&A on sexandrelationshiphealing.com