9780985063306

Cruise Control : Understanding sex addiction in gay Men

  • ISBN 13:

    9780985063306

  • ISBN 10:

    0985063300

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/19/2013
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist

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Summary

Sex is always part of Ed's day, whether he's masturbating during his morning shower, cruising the mall during lunch, or engaging in his post-workout gym ritual. He often spends whole weekends either searching for sex partners or having sex. In his rigidly compartmentalized daily sexual activities, Ed reveals a part of himself that his friends and coworkers most likely wouldn't recognize. About 10 percent of gay men are sex addicts. For gay men like Ed who may have a problem with anonymous online hook-ups, porn, sex clubs, and prostitutes, the first step toward personal growth is to gain as much knowledge as possible about sexual addiction. Cruise Controlwill help readers determine whether or not they are sex addicts and how to reclaim their sexual health. This second edition is revised and expanded to include the impact of social media and mobile apps like Grindr (which uses GPS technology for instant hookups) on the "epidemic" of sex addiction in gay males. Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, is director of sexual disorders services for Elements Behavioral Health and founding director of The Sexual Recovery Institute, an outpatient sexual addiction treatment center in Los Angeles, California. His media appearances include ESPN, The Discovery Channel, the Todayshow, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Anderson Cooper 360, and Dateline NBC.

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