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Jacob grew up devoutly Christian in a remote part of a midwestern state.
His father worked the late shift in a factory and typically wasn’t home before eleven at night. He dreamed of being an astronaut and walking on Mars, of his toys coming to life and being perfect friends to him.
In high school, Jacob was all-state three times in cross-country; he still runs six to eight miles every day and competes at least once a month in local events.
He has broken this routine only when he’s been lost in the stupor of his addiction.
If sex is ordinarily a way of dealing with another person, then sex addiction is a way of dealing with yourself.
You act out—you can’t act out—in order to escape from unbearable feelings: depression, severe ADD, bipolar disorders, the scars of family trauma, profound despair.
Worse, you can get a potential high from every person you meet.
But no two-hour movie can communicate the relentless patterns of thought that persecute sex addicts.
They have been together for nearly half their lives.
They met when they were 16, married in the fall of 2009.
This much is certain: More and more people are seeking treatment. In each year over the past decade, the number of groups registered with Sex Addicts Anonymous, one of the nation’s largest twelve-step organizations for sex addiction, has grown by 10 percent.
Hollywood is just the latest market to capitalize on this phenomenon, even if filmmakers’ depictions tend to do more harm than good.