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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

DAVIES BONFIRE October 17th

Davies Tuesday 6:30 meeting is organizing the 2nd annual Bonfire with show tunes!! 10/17 from 8 -10 pm at Ocean Beach across from Beach Chalet Restaurant. Bring your music and sing by a blazing fire. Lots of Fun! Contact: Barbara Nysfbv@gmail.com Or call Daryl W at 415-533-5057

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

The Bay Area SAA fellowship is working hard to support the International Convention

It will be THREE days of recovery (speakers, workshops, meetings).
To support the convention, keep registration costs low, and make it an excellent experience for us, we collectively need to provide service and financial support for the Convention. The Convention Committee and Intergroup are asking each meeting to please 'pass the hat' one extra time each month from now through May 2018. Thanks to all who have provide support already: we have raised over $10,000 but we need to raise more.

Some of our fellows have offered $3,500 in matching grants that will be contributed if we reach at least $3500 through this fundraising effort. That money will be contributed to this Convention Fundraising effort if our meetings can collect at least that amount by the end of May 2018. Please help. Any amount is acceptable, $2 is suggested. We hope all meetings will cooperate with this important effort: it has been a vital part of the fundraising for recent SAA conventions.

Please send proceeds in an envelope addressed to 'Convention' c/o Howard C, 217 Dwight Road, Burlingame, CA, 94010. Checks should be made out to ISO of SAA with a note 'Convention'. Please send a check (or if you prefer, you can give cash to Howard C). Please send a check in December and in April if possible so we know how we are doing!

If you would like to help by making a 'matching grant' commitment, please contact Howard C at jhowardc@outlook.com

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