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Helpful Information

Sexual Addiction
Sexual Identity Disorder

Sexual Offender


Resources and Tools

American Association for Sexual Educators, Counselors & Therapists
World Health Organization: Sexual Health Issues

Medical News Today: What is Sexual Addiction?

Psychology Today: Hypersexuality

Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Sex Addicts Anonymous

Natl Institutes of Health: Understanding & Managing Compulsive Sexual Behaviors

Mayo Clinic: Compulsive Sexual Behavior

Compulsive Sexual Behavior is a Disorder

Sexaholics Anonymous
Delphi Health Group: Sex Addiction



Important Legal Information

Alabama Sexual Offender Law
Criminal Justice Resources: Sexual Offender Laws
Sex Offender Statistics



Slideshow: Profile of a Pedophile

Slideshow: Understanding Transgender Identity



Books and Publications

Healthy Sexual Solutions includes the following topical list of books, printed materials, and other publications (including title and author) relevant to subject matter about sexual addiction, sexual identity disorder, and sexual offenders.

--Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction by Patrick Carnes
--In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive On-Line Sexual Behavior by Patrick Carnes
--Untangling the Web by Jennifer Schneider & Robert Weiss
--Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain by William Struthers
--Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts by Stefanie Carnes
--Lonely All the Time: Recognizing, Understanding & Overcoming Sex Addiction, for Addicts & Codependents by Ralph Earle & Gregory Crow
--Building a Better Life  by Pamela Yates, David S. Prescott
--Sex & Love Addiction, Treatment & Recovery by Praeger Book (1997)

--Recovering from Sexual Abuse, Addictions, & Compulsive Behaviors by Sandra Knauer (2002)

--Healthy Families by Timothy J. Kahn
--Applying the Good Lives & Self-Regulation Models to Sex Offender Treatment by Pamela Yates, David Prescott, & Tony Ward
--It Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris (Illustrated by Michael Emberley)
--Love Sick by Sue Silverman (2001)

--When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parents Guide by Kathryn Brohl & Joyce Case Potter
--Understanding Child Sexual Behaviors : What's Natural and Healthy by Toni Cavanagh Johnson
--What's Happening In Our Family? by Connie Ostis
--Gender Identity Disorder and Psychosexual Problems in Children and Adolescents by Kenneth J. Zucker & Susan J. Bradley (1995)
--Handbook of Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders by David Rowland & Luca Incrocci (2008)
--Sexual Healing Journey by Wendy Maltz (2001)
--Not Monsters: Analyzing the Stories of Child Molesters by Pamela Schultz




Sexual Addiction: All Psych Journal
Doug Weiss: Six Types of Sex Addicts

What Causes Sexual Addiction: Psych Central
Sex Addicts Anonymous: Sex Addicts Quiz

Sexual Addiction, Compulsivity, Impulsivity: Journal of Sex Research

Characteristics of Persistent Sexual Offenders: Journal of Counseling & Clinical Psychology

New Hope for Sex Offender Treatment: American Psychological Assn



Sexual Addiction

Sexual Identity Disorder

Sexual Offender


More Resources

Transgender Information
Understanding Sex and Gender
Reparative Therapy
Sexual Orientation

Parent Advice for Transgender Kids



Sexual Addiction Questionnaire

Sexual Addiction Checklist
Addictive vs. Healthy Love




Safer Society: Prevention & Treatment of Sexual Abuse

Stop It Now: Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children

CDC: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

BAO: Birmingham AIDS Outreach

The Body: Complete HIV/AIDS Resource

ALGBTICAL: Sexual Orientation

SIECUS: Sexuality Information & Education Council

APA: Facts About Sexual Orientation & Youth
Everyday Health: Sexual Dysfunction
Queer Cafe: Sexual Identity Topics, Sexual Minority Issues

Med Line Plus: Sexual Problems
Wikipedia: Sexual Dysfunction


Quotes and Comments


"To climb to the heights, sex education is not enough. We need to learn how to love."

-Joseph & Lois Bird


”Sexual health is more than freedom from sexual disease or disorders ... Sexual health is non-exploitive and respectful of self and others ... Sexual health is dependent upon an individual's well-being and sense of self-esteem. Sexual health requires trust, honesty, and communication."

-Eli Coleman


"For the sex addict, sexual behavior can be most often defined by words such as driven, compulsive, and hidden. Unlike healthy sex that is integrated into relationships, sexual addicts use sex as a means to cope; to handle boredom, anxiety, and other powerful feelings; or as a way to feel important, wanted, or powerful."

-Robert Weiss