12 step fellowship to solve common problems of sexual addiction

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem — sexual addiction — and help others to recover.

The following are a series of statements from SRA members that describe their feelings and behaviors around the addiction. Do these statements apply to you? Be honest with yourself.

  • I think about sex or romantic relationships most of the time.
  • I often feel shame, regret or remorse after sexual fantasy or behavior.
  • I want to stop masturbating but I can’t.
  • I have difficulty staying monogamous in a relationship.
  • I break promises to myself to stop my unwanted sexual behavior.
  • My sexual behavior isolates me from my friends, family, etc.
  • My obsession with pornography interferes with my real relationships.
  • I obsessively sexualize people on the street.
  • I put myself at risk of sexually- transmitted diseases.
  • I’ve been afraid of my “double life” and sexual secrets being discovered.
  • I’ve spent a great deal of time or money on sex.
  • I have felt compelled to seek new sexual or romantic highs.
  • My sexual behavior has put me in dangerous situations.
  • I have hurt myself or others as a result of my sexual behavior.
  • I have engaged in any of the following: voyeurism; exhibitionism; anonymous sex; phone sex; trading for sex; paying for or being paid for sex; abusive sex.
  • I have been unable to say no to other people’s sexual advances.
  • I have risked or lost my job because of my sexual behavior.
  • I feel empty when not in a sexual or romantic relationship.
  • I feel sex is my most important need.
  • I am obsessed with romantic possibilities.
  • I flirt even when I don’t mean to.
  • I obsess about a specific person or act even though it may be painful.
  • I confuse sex with love.
  • My sexual behavior has made my life unmanageable.

Sex addiction is a self-diagnosed disease. The above statements are an aid to help you decide if you are addicted. If you have related to any of these statements, SRA may be a place where you can find help. You are not alone.

Their website includes the following features.

  • Explanations of the group - its background, principles and methods
  • Meeting Finder (Some in person, but mostly telephone meetings)
  • Free Literature
  • Organization Information
  • SRA Podcast link
Contact Information

Phone: 646.450.9690

Sexual Recovery Anonymous
Sexual Recovery Anonymous

SRA was founded around 1993 and is said to be a "progressive offshoot" of Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) and is said to be "far more diverse" with a strong presence of women, African Americans, Asians, and members of the LGBT community. SRA also differs from SA by allowing sexual relations between two people in a “committed relationship”, while SA only allows a heterosexual spouse as an acceptable partner. The New York-based group has meetings in several states.

Additional Features
Find a Meeting
Find a Meeting

The Sexual Recovery Anonymous meeting list is not extensive, but covers many areas of the United States. Some are face to face meetings and some are phone meetings. 

SRA Literature
SRA Literature

The Sexual Recovery Anonymous website also has a page for their associated literature, including their preliminary "SRA Big Book" called The Steps in Depth. The chapters that have been completed are all for free online in PDF format. 


SRA Podcasts
SRA Podcasts

Sexual Recovery Anonymous also has posted audio recordings of their literature as well as speakers sharing their stories. 


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