In order for recovery to take place from any addiction, there must be some bottom line definition of sobriety. For the alcoholic this is a simple definition, alcoholics and drug addicts define sobriety as being the amount of time they have abstained from the use of alcohol and other mind-altering chemicals.
This means every addict’s definition of sexual sobriety is unique. Sexual behaviors that are problematic for you might be perfectly fine for another sex addict. For example, sexual sobriety for a 25-year-old single gay man might (and likely will) only loosely resemble sexual sobriety for a married 40-year-old heterosexual man with two kids.
What is a Sexaholic and What is Sexual Sobriety? W e can only speak for ourselves. The specialized nature of Sexaholics Anonymous can best be understood in terms of what we call the sexaholic. The sexaholic has taken himself or herself out of the whole context of what is right or wrong. He or she has lost control, no longer has the power of.