Summary: Out of the Shadows by Patrick Carnes remains the premier book on sexual addiction (more than 200,000 copies sold). This third edition has been revised and updated to include the latest research and a new chapter on cybersex addiction. This pioneering work carefully guides readers through an examination of the tangled web of love, addictive sex, hate, and fear.
With detailed descriptions of the four stages of sexual addiction, Carnes outlines the dynamics ...show moreof dependency and offers addicts and codependents a healthier way to deal with their sexual compulsions as well as their whole life. Out of the Shadows defines and addresses sexual addiction in terms of behavior, cultural standards, legal consequences, the victim's perspective, and public opinion.
Key features and benefits: - written for male and female sex addicts and the people who know and love them
- explains the four stage cycle of sexual addiction: preoccupation, ritualization, compulsive behavior, and despair
- shows addicts how to deal with sexual compulsions and become whole human beings
- provides readers with easy-to-use evaluation measures
- Patrick Carnes is the most well known and widely respected expert in the field of treating sexual addiction ...show less