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What is Sex Addiction?

Sex Addiction can involve a wide variety of practices. Sometimes an addict has trouble with just one unwanted behavior, sometimes with many. A large number of sex addicts say their unhealthy use of sex has been a progressive process. It may have started with an addiction to masturbation, pornography (either printed or electronic), or a relationship, but over the years progressed to increasingly dangerous behaviors.

The essence of all addiction is the addicts' experience of powerlessness over a compulsive behavior, resulting in their lives becoming unmanageable. The addict is out of control and experiences tremendous shame, pain and self-loathing. The addict may wish to stop --- yet repeatedly fails to do so. The unmanageability of addicts' lives can be seen in the consequences they suffer: losing relationships, difficulties with work, arrests, financial troubles, a loss of interest in things not sexual, low self-esteem and despair.

Sexual preoccupation takes up tremendous amounts of energy. As this increases for the sex addict, a pattern of behavior (or rituals) follows, which usually leads to acting out (for some it is flirting, searching the net for pornography, or driving to the park.) When the acting out happens, there is a denial of feelings usually followed by despair and shame or a feeling of hopelessness and confusion.

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Bay Area SAA Announcements

Annual Convention attendees

To join the planning committee, please contact Bob L at chicadad@gmail.com.

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For the outer circle newsletter 'Out of the Fog' Please phone (415 456-1063.

Sponsor Workshop!

Saturday, August 26, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. California Pacific Medical Center, Davies Campus North Tower, Level B1, Room B (Next to the cafeteria)

There is a wealth of sponsoring experience, knowledge and skills that reside within individual sponsors in our fellowship. This workshop endeavors to share this breath of experience from one sponsor to another, throughout the fellowship. Its aim is to help potential and new sponsors with fundamental skills and understandings that will smooth the transition from sponsee to sponsor. In addition we can offer and share fresh approaches to sponsors who have long term experience. The object of this workshop is to answer questions, share experiences, and to help those of us who are sponsors the opportunity to enhance our ability to reach out to our fellows and guide them in recovery.

C.P.M.C. is located at Castro St. & Duboce Ave. in San Francisco. If you are traveling from the East Bay, take BART to Civic Center and transfer to the Metro N Judah Line and get off at Dubose St./Noe St. at Dubose Park. Walk 1/2 block west to C.P.M.C.

Annual Camping Trip

will take place the weekend of September 8,9,10 at the Bear River Group campground off of highway 88. This is for SAA members only: register at: bayareasaa.org: Events: Camping. Or with fliers.

Fundraiser & Gathering: New Date

On September 9, please join us in a gathering and fellowship to hear about the 2018 SAA Annual Convention. We will be talking about the great benefit to our fellowships, and about how your service can help make this an outstanding Convention and the importance of fundraising. 1- 3:00pm, Saturday September 9th ~ Bring your babies and mates and smile your way to the hospitable home of of Howard C: 217 Dwight Road, Burlingame, 94010
RSVP to jhowardc@outlook.com so he knows how many fatted calves to slay.
Event details: NO CONTRIBUTION REQUIRED!! We want everyone to hear about the Convention. Please come and join us.
Address: 217 Dwight Road, Burlingame CA (less than a ten minute walk to CalTrain in Burlingame, 3 miles to Millbrae Bart (we may be able to arrange for pick up at BART if you contact us in advance!)
Time: 1:15 to 4:00 (convention discussion around 2:15)
Bring: If you want, something small and simple (a few sodas or waters, a bag of chips, a few cookies: we want to keep it 'pick nick' simple! We will have hot dogs, burgers, portabello mushrooms for the grill, buns (some gluten free), salad and some drinks.
Please RSVP so that we have a good headcount: jhowardc@outlook.com. Please also contact Howard C in person or by email (jhowardc@outlook.com) if you would like to make a matching grant. ~

Intergroup meeting

For the first time ever, Intergroup will meet on the Peninsula for its September 9 meeting. The meeting will be at the usual time, but at 217 Dwight Road, Burlingame, commencing at 11:15 and followed by the Convention gathering at the same location.

Publishing Announcements

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