Some of us have experienced the avoidance of sex as addictive, in some cases choosing to identify as “sexual anorexics”…afraid of sex because of its association in our minds with our addiction or with past sexual trauma, or because of a fear of intimacy and vulnerability. Trying to control our sexuality in this way is just another symptom of our disease. The solution lies in turning our will and lives over to the care of our Higher Power.
This list contains just a few symptoms and is not meant to be diagnostic. Each person must determine their own pattern of intimacy avoidant behaviors, preferably with the help of a sponsor or others in the SAA program.