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With all addictions, a period of assessing the symptoms of the illness is usually part of Sex Addiction Recovery. Below are the parameters of sexual addiction copied from the Sexual Addiction Screening Test by Patrick Carnes, the “granddaddy” of sexual addiction and author of “Out of the Shadows: Overcoming Sex Addiction”. If at least three of these criteria are met, it is likely that you have the diagnosis of Sexual
The first step of the 12 Steps encourages you to admit you are powerless over your own sexual  behavior.  It’s like there are two sides of your personality: the REAL side of you and the DARK side of you.  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide is a good metaphor. Mr. Hyde can do all sorts of outrageous things almost without Dr. Jekyll knowing about it. A sex addiction therapist can help