101494: Cruise Control

Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men

About the Course:

Gay men receive conflicting messages when it comes to sex: They are supposed to be liberated yet responsible, experimental yet safe, at once sex-positive and monogamous. Given these social tensions surrounding the most personal of human experiences, it’s no wonder that one of the most difficult aspects of sex addiction among gay men is determining whether you’re actually suffering from it. Rob Weiss in Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men will help readers take stock of their lives to decide if they are sexually addicted. Men suffering from sexual addiction will discover the means to distinguish between sexual compulsion and healthy, nonaddictive sexual behavior.

Journal/Publisher:

Alyson Books

Publication Date:

2005

Author

Robert Weiss, MSW, CAS

About the Author:

Robert Weiss, MSW, is a psychotherapist and lecturer on sexual addiction. He is the clinical director of the Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles, California.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about understanding sex addiction in gay men. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain how a person could be a sex addict.

  2. Describe how other addictions could effect the life of a sex addict.

  3. Understand how to start a sex addiction recovery plan.

  4. Learn how to identify love addiction for both partners and spouses and how to take healthy steps to avoid addictive behavior.

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