6. ISAAC

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.

— Sex Addicts Anonymous, p. 72

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The Intimacy and Sexual Avoidance Awareness Committee (ISAAC) raises awareness of intimacy avoidance and sexual avoidance (or sexual anorexia), and carries the message of recovery to those who wish to work the steps using this awareness.

For more information on how to become involved, please email or .

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