Our problem behaviors were numerous and could include pornography, masturbation, sexual encounters outside of our committed relationships and many others. We saw that these behaviors were hurting ourselves and others. Underlying these behaviors is an obsession with sex and porn.
Our problem is sexual craving and SPAA’s solution is the recovery program found in the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, adapted for our problem.
Our 3rd Tradition states: “The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop acting out sexually and stop viewing pornography.”
What is Sex and Porn Addicts Anonymous?
Sex and Porn Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may recover from sex and porn addiction. We have lost the ability to control our craving and sexually compulsive behavior. This broke the connection to ourselves and to those who love us.
What happens at our meetings?
We share our experience, strength, and hope with each other in order to build a spiritual fellowship and help each other recover from our addiction. We adhere to the Twelve Concepts and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. By following these principles we believe our meetings will encourage newcomers to get sober and help every member maintain sobriety on a daily basis contingent on a spiritual relationship with a power greater than ourselves. Sharing honestly, openly, and willingly about our own struggles and triumphs over sexual craving keeps us connected to the fellowship and each other.
Am I a Sex and Porn Addict?
If you find you cannot quit on your own; Or if when you start craving and acting out sexually, you can’t seem to stop; Or if your addiction has ever made you or a loved one cry, you may be a Sex and Porn Addict.
How can Sex and Porn Addicts Anonymous help me with my sex and porn problem?
We know what it’s like to be addicted to sex and porn in its various forms. In meetings, we hear members talk about themselves and this helps us to admit we have a problem. There are members who have come before us and are willing to “pass on the message of recovery.” When we honestly looked at ourselves we found we were self-centered and easily trusted our own thinking. But our best thinking is what got us here; so we needed a solution outside ourselves.
Who can attend SPAA meetings?
Anyone who says they are a Sex and Porn Addict can attend our meetings. If you say you are a member of our fellowship, then you are a member and are welcome at any meeting. A few of our meetings are open to the public. Anyone who is a friend or relative of a Sex and Porn Addict can attend these meetings.