Porn. Is it an addiction? I mean, being in porn. I was faced with this question when during the 3 days WE tv's Secret Lives of Women followed me around interviewing me about Sex Addiction. Living in the very small world of porn it isn't looked at as addiction but as another way of living. And it wasn't until I was on the Mike and Juliet morning show that I realized what addiction really is.
I thought the word Sex Addict was fun and taboo so I said "sure i'm a sex addict". But after witnessing what real addiction is, I feel that I was lucky to have found porn and make it a sex a good part of my life.
Wikipedia says: the term addiction is used to describe a recurring compulsion by an individual to engage in some specific activity, despite harmful consequences, as deemed by the user himself to his individual health, mental state, or social life.
Not all of the women on the show could turn their Sex Addiction into something that benefited their life. It wore away at their souls and Families and careers.
I can't seem to find the video on youtube anymore but I found the teaser trailer for the episode. If any of you have it uploaded please let me know so I can link to it. Here's the only thing i've been able to find on the episodes, a 2 minute clip: SEX ADDICTS WE SEASON 3
I'm interested in hearing some of your stories about your issues with Addiction or Sex Addiction. When did it start for you? how did it effect your life? Have you overcome addiction?
The me you saw on the show is a totally different me. I feel more at peace with everything. Like, my life has harmonized and I no longer have that fiendish addictive personality. It feels good to have let go and moved on. I'm not saying I don't have sex, I have tons of sex, but It doesn't come first in my life, neither do drugs or alcohol or money (yes you can be addicted to money).
Excited to hear from you!
~ Satine Phoenix