So, i just figured out this introduction thread was here... My name is Sabrina and I am a recovered sex addict LoL. Truthfully. I have been abstinent for 1 year and 5 months so far in counting, it is a temporary commitment to celibacy, some day I will find a long term partner, (who has a very high sex drive), but who also has enough strength to not allow me to use him. I am romantically challenged LoL, and I have been slowly learning to understand "love" open up and feel emotions, have decent relationships, and get over my fear of "commitment". I attend a 12 step group of Alcoholics Anonymous, it has been the only thing that has ever been able to help me. I had to become abstinent due to the fact my sex addiction was destructive to myself and other people and that my paraphilias were illegal - against the law. I was diagnosed as criminally insane. As of now, I do not get triggered, I do not have a desire to go back out. Granted, once I cut out sex, I had to learn to wean off of excessive masturbation, and that too I have learned healthy boundaries with. (as healthy as it gets for me at least) I still end up masturbating 10-20 times a day sometimes, but it is not dangerous or a problem anymore. As far as abstinent goes - it's impossible for a sex addict to be completely abstinent. You always need a form of sexual release to keep you healthy, and cutting out all forms of sexual release is detrimental, and for a sex addict it leads to worse relapses. So... I am here because I am a perve who likes to talk about sexual things... hehe! But I also enjoy spreading awareness and information about sexual related topics, as well as sexual addictions. By the way, I am open to be of support and help to people suffering from sex addiction, granted helping other people is part of my own recovery as well. Currently I am working with a few people online, going through the steps and helping them in their own recovery. Just putting that option out there, just in case there are any other sex addicts here! I am happy to see this community is very healthy and open in their sexual views, it is a good healthy and sexy atmosphere.