Sex Addiction Treatment in Thailand

If Porn is a Problem, Sex Rehab is a Good Choice

If you or a loved one think you might have a sex addiciton problem, there’s no need to keep suffering. It may be time to consider a sex addiction rehab in Thailand. Miracles Asia on the beautiful island of Phuket, is the right choice.

The highly trained staff at Miracles have had much proven success in sex addiction treatment.

At Miracles Asia’s rehab in Thailand, our residential treatment program boasts a 98% completion rate. Clients from all over the world have sought treatment for sex addiction in our luxury rehab in Thailand.

By choosing to come to us you start your recovery from sex addiction in a beautiful, tranquil environment where you will receive a unique combination of highly personalised, great quality care and amazing hospitality.

Our treatment center in Thailand will help you overcome your sex addiction and get your life back

What is Sex Addiction?

Considerable controversy surrounds the diagnosis of “sex addiction”. Sex addiction is known as compulsive sexual behavior disorder and it becomes apparent when a person can’t control intense, repetitive sexual impulses or urges and these result in sexual behaviour that they repeat over and over, not being able to stop.

Sex addiction is described as a compulsive need to perform sexual acts in order to achieve the kind of “fix” that a person with alcohol use disorder gets from a drink or someone with opiate use disorder gets from using opiates.

Sex addiction (the compulsive sexual behavior described here) should not be confused with disorders such as pedophilia or bestiality.

For some people, sex addiction can be highly dangerous and result in considerable difficulties with relationships. Like drug or alcohol dependence, it has the potential to negatively impact a person’s physical and mental health, personal relationships, quality of life and safety.

It’s purported to be somewhat common (although statistics are inconsistent), and some argue that it’s often not diagnosed.

It’s believed that a person with sex addiction will seek out multiple sex partners, though this in itself is not necessarily a sign of a disorder.

Some report that it may manifest itself as a compulsive need to masturbate, view pornography, or be in sexually stimulating situation.

What are the Symptoms & Signs of Sex Addiction

A person with sex addiction may significantly alter their life and activities in order to perform sexual acts multiple times a day and are reportedly unable to control their behavior, despite severe negative consequences.

The symptoms may include repetitive sexual activities that become the main focus of their life while they neglect health and personal care or other interests, activities and responsibilities. They make many unsuccessful efforts to reduce the sexual behavior, and continued with the behavior despite knowing it’s bad for them or getting little or no satisfaction from it.

One characteristic may be secrecy of behaviors, in which the person with the disorder becomes skilled at hiding their behavior and can even keep the condition secret from spouses, partners and family members. They may lie about their activities or engage in them at times and places where they won’t be found out.

Sometimes symptoms are present and noticeable. A person may have a sex addiction if they show some or all of the following signs:

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Chronic, obsessive sexual thoughts and fantasies

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Compulsive relations with multiple partners, including strangers

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Lying to cover behaviors

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Preoccupation with having sex, even when it interferes with daily life, productivity, work performance, and so on

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Inability to stop or control the behaviors

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Putting oneself or others in danger due to sexual behavior

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Feeling remorse or guilt after sex

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Experiencing other negative personal or professional consequences.

Signs of Sex Addiction

Compulsive behaviors can strain relationships, for example, with the stress of infidelity — although some people may claim to have a sex addiction as a way to explain infidelity in a relationship.

This inability to control intense, sexual impulses or urges and resulting repetitive sexual behavior happens over six months or more, and causes distress or significant harm – to relationships, work and study.

A term that is used to describe compulsive sexual behavior is ‘acting out’. It’s relates to the sexual activities that people engage in, whether it’s using porn compulsively, having affairs, phone sex, sexual fetishes that harm, getting into debt because of online payment for porn or sex, using sex workers etc.

It’s important to remember that enjoying sexual activity is not a sign of sex addiction. Sex is a healthy human activity, and enjoying it is normal. In addition, differences in the level of sexual interest between partners does not mean that one partner has a sex addiction.

The following are questions to ask yourself:

  • Preoccupation – do you think obsessively about how you’re going to act out sexually for a large part of your time?
  • Ashamed – do you feel ashamed after you act out sexually?
  • Treatment – have you asked for help from a health professional to do with your acting out?
  • Hurt others – have others in your life such as family or friends or significant other been upset by your acting out?
  • Out of control – do you feel as if you can’t limit your sexual behavior?
  • Sad – do you feel sad as a result of your sexual acting out?

If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you may have a problem with sex addiction and it may be time to consider sex addiction rehab. There’s no shame in asking for help. Sex addiction treatment is a good option for people suffering.

Research suggests that most people who feel they might have a problem with sex addiction by using porn spend at least 11 or 12 hours a week looking at, and usually masturbating to, sexually explicit material (SEM) on their computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone or other device that has access to the internet.

The following are some common signs that casual porn use has become a problem:

  • Continuing to use porn in spite of the negative effects and/or promises made to yourself or others to stop
  • More and more time spent using porn
  • Time lost – sometimes days – looking for, viewing, and organising pornography
  • Injury caused by excessive masturbation
    Relapse to alcohol or other drugs related to porn use or feelings about porn use
  • Increased objectification of strangers, viewing them as body parts rather than people
  • Looking at increasingly arousing, intense, or bizarre sexual content
  • Lying or keeping secrets about the amount of porn use
  • Anger or irritability if your porn use is questioned or criticised
  • Lack of interest in real-world sex and intimacy
  • Erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation, inability to reach orgasm
  • Deeply feeling of loneliness and/or disconnection from life, friends and family
  • Alcohol and or other drug abuse combined with porn use.

When Porn Becomes an Obsession

People who are addicted to porn feel compelled to watch it. After a while they often need to organise their lives around pornography. They become obsessed about it to the point where important relationships, interests and responsibilities are ignored.

They spend huge amounts of time searching for porn, viewing porn, and managing their porn collection. They will feel ashamed and swear they are going to stop. However, in a few days or weeks they return to the behavior and feel bad about it all over again. Sometimes they will delete their whole porn compilation and feel good about doing that, but later regret it and rush to make another collection.

Unfortunately, people who struggle with porn are often unwilling to ask for help because they don’t believe it relates to their misery. And when they seek support, it’s often about depression, loneliness, and relationship problems, not the real issue, the porn itself.

Lots of people go to a therapist for a long time without discussing pornography and compulsive masturbation. The shame of their behavior prevents them or they are in denial about the link between their porn use and their problems.

Types of Sex Addict

Biological

This type of sex addict is someone whose excessive masturbation and use of pornography has changed his or her regular sexual response to responding instead to images and fantasy. This person will probably have issues with being sexual in a relationship.

Biological sex addiction can be treated through changing the compulsive behavior and by retraining the brain to accept a new normal way of doing thing by altering the brain’s neural pathways through a process of therapy and hearing how others have managed i.e. at 12 Step meetings (attending SLAA, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous meetings; SAA, Sex Addicts Anonymous; SA, Sexaholics Anonymous).

Psychological

Most sex addicts have experienced some form of abuse or neglect in their families of origin. This type of sex and love addict finds that fantasy and the chemicals his or her brain produces to be like a drug that numbs emotional pain. Acting out sexually is a way to produce ‘medicine’ i.e. neural chemicals that produce a real ‘high’.

Around 80 per cent of those with sex and love addiction have experienced issues of abandonment, abuse or neglect some time in their past. Healing happens through addressing these distressing events through therapy and attending 12 Step meetings (SLAA, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous meetings; SAA, Sex Addicts Anonymous; SA, Sexaholics Anonymous).

Spiritual

The person with this type is looking for a spiritual connection, i.e. filling ‘the hole in the soul’. This person tries sex to fill his or her spiritual void with sex, however, this never works and will usually leave the sex addict even more spiritually alone.

Connecting with others who have embarked on a spiritual journey is helpful (attending SLAA, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous meetings; SAA, Sex Addicts Anonymous; SA, Sexaholics Anonymous), plus working with a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT).

Trauma

The person who has experienced trauma – especially sexual trauma – as a child or adolescent will often re-enact this trauma as an addict in later life. The specific trauma determines the type of sexual addiction and needs to be addressed in order to start the healing journey.

Sometimes this trauma has been suppressed and it may take some time to uncover the memory so that it can be released and recovery can begin.

Sexual anorexia – around 30 per cent of sex addicts fit this category. The following are indicators you may be sexually anorexic:

  • Suppress love
  • Refuse to praise or appreciate
  • Control by silence/anger
  • Isolation by using criticism
  • Withholding sex
  • Blame partner for everything
  • Distraction by keeping busy to avoid intimate partner time
  • Using money issues to control/shame
  • Can’t or won’t share feelings
  • Not able to share spiritual connection
  • More like a friend than a lover.

Recovery from sexual or intimacy anorexia is possible with the help of therapy and by attending 12 Step meetings (SLAA, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous meetings; SAA, Sex Addicts Anonymous; SA, Sexaholics Anonymous).

Mood disorder

Around 28 per cent of male sex addicts also have depression. Sexual acting out in adolescents with a mood disorder, commonly depression, find that the high they get will temporarily lift their mood. This becomes a habit and over time an addiction will form and the behavior becomes compulsive. It’s important to get help with mood disorder sex addiction because the chemical imbalance in the brain needs assistance in the process of change. The combination of mood swings and depression combined with sexual acting out creates a powerful mix. Therapy with specialists is important as well as attending SLAA, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous meetings; SAA, Sex Addicts Anonymous; SA, Sexaholics Anonymous.

Further Questions to Ask Yourself if You Think You Might be a Sex Addict:

  • Do you have secret sexual behaviors?
  • Can you be honest about your sexual behavior?
  • Have you hurt other people because of your sexual behavior?
  • Have you had consequences financially, in relationships or with friends because of your sexual behavior?
  • Have you continued your sexual behavior despite knowing you have a problem?
  • Is it difficult not to lust over others or objectify people?
  • Do you believe fundamentally that ‘if you really knew me, you wouldn’t love me?’
  • Do you have secret emails, web subscriptions or use the services of sex workers regularly?

If you think sex addiction has become a problem in your life, you’re in the right place. At Miracles Asia, we understand your struggle and know how to help with your sex addiction.

Sex Addiction Rehab Center in Thailand

If you think you may have a problem with sex or love addiction, it’s important to ask for help. If you are struggling with sexual compulsion, sexual acting out, or pornography and/or sex addiction, the Miracles Asia sex addiction program can help.

We provide you with the tools for identifying patterns and behaviors, making choices about them, and then overcoming sexual dependency and conquering sex addiction, on the way to deeper, richer, more meaningful experiences of relationship and connection.

We also help you identify and address any underlying issues, as you walk through a series of steps to recovery. At Miracles Asia on the beautiful island of Phuket in Thailand, we know how to treat sex addiction and our trained therapists will first assess you and then plan a treatment program just for you.

You deserve the best sex addiction treatment and we have people standing by to help you. You will live in a luxurious rehab in a private, confidential setting where you will receive the best care.

Call for a no-obligation free assessment with a trained specialist.

Continuing Care After You Leave Treatment for Sex Addiction

The treatment program at Miracles Asia doesn’t stop after you leave sex addiction rehab.

Say you spend one month in residential care, you’ll stay connected through our after-care online program for two further months – and longer if necessary.

The aftercare support program will keep you in regular contact with your counselor who will see you for one-to-one sessions by Zoom weekly. These sessions are important so that we can check in to make sure you’re still on-track in your recovery and if you’re experiencing any issues we can problem solve together.

Not only will you have one-to-one counseling, but also our ongoing group counseling sessions will keep you connected to your peer group, some of whom people often form life-long attachments with.

The group sessions are kept deliberately small in number. A group therapy session lasts around 120 minutes and is taken by a counselor who you will probably know from your time in residential care.

The experienced group facilitator’s job is to check in with you all and spend time making sure you’re on track with your recovery. You may have questions and the facilitator will be happy to answer questions and provide the necessary psychoeducation and relapse prevention planning.

We make sure you’re getting the best possible support as you ease back into your community back home. Miracles’ group therapy is a key part of your ongoing progress. It’s helpful to keep you on the right track to living the life you deserve.

Our online group counseling is available at assigned times during the week to cater for you wherever you are in the world after you leave sex treatment rehab.

Relapse prevention is a steep learning curve and we will support you, making sure the best care continues.

Maybe you have questions about what to do, or how to go about life in general. For these reasons and more, our case-managers will stay in touch and help you manage your early few months in recovery.

Research shows that the longer the recovering person stays connected to a treatment program, the better the outcome i.e. the longer he or she works alongside professional counselors, therapists, recovery coaches etc, the better the chance of long-term recovery from sex addiction.

We take your treatment plan very seriously and want the best for you, so for that reason we know it’s important to stay in touch. You deserve the best chance at living your best life.

We are so convinced that our program works that if you are able to spend three months with us and then suffer the pain of relapse within one year of leaving Miracles Asia, we’ll treat you for a month for free. That’s how much faith we have in our sex addiction treatment program at Miracles Asia. We know how important your recovery is and we will do our best to make sure that you get what you deserve – a good life, full of happiness and freedom from sex addiction.

Living an addiction-free life is absolutely possible and we at Miracles Asia are proof of that ourselves. We know what it’s like to recover.

Call our toll-free number today and leave your worries behind. Get your life back: you deserve it!

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