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.
To read the Intimacy and Sexual Avoidance
Newcomer Information Document, Literature Committee approved November 8, 2020,
click here. (This is a
Google doc. Can we put the Word/PDF
document on another page and link to it here?)
Recordings (link to ISO store
mp3 files) of intimacy and sexual
avoidance-related convention workshops are available in the ISO online store.
Look for titles with words such as intimacy, sexual anorexia, avoidance,
intimate, healthy sexuality, etc.
Articles (link to newsletter page) in the SAA bi-monthly newsletter, The
Outer Circle, that talk about intimacy and sexual avoidance or sexual anorexia
can be found at https://saa-recovery.org/news-events/saa-newsletter/
For questions or support regarding
intimacy and sexual avoidance recovery, contact the ISA Awareness Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 724-2HEARTZ