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is one of a number of 12 step fellowships dealing with recovery from
compulsive sexual thinking and behavior. While other
may make no distinction between same-sex and opposite-sex behavior, SA explicitly
defines sexual sobriety to exclude same-sex behavior.
unique aspect of SA
sobriety has actually drawn many members dealing
with same-sex issues to SA. Surveys of SA members show that
something like one in five members have experienced same-sex lust.
of us joined SA because our desire to stop all same-sex
behaviour was met with lack of support or even derision in other S
fellowships or by counsellors. Many of us have been in same-sex
relationships, while others have never acted out with another person,
and still others have had countless sexual partners. Some of
follow traditional religious practice, others do not. Some
been secretive about having same-sex attractions, while others may
still live with a former sexual partner. Regardless of these
circumstances all of us have discovered in SA sobriety and recovery is
the “key to a happy and joyous freedom we could otherwise never know.”
(Sexaholics Anonymous p. 202)
This website has been created
to share the
experience of some of the many SA members who deal with
same-sex lust and have found SA a safe place to recover.
there are few members in your SA group or area dealing with same sex
lust. We hope this resource will help those recovering from same-sex
lust and those wanting to learn more about same- sex lust recovery in
If you doubt whether SA sobriety is possible, we invite you to explore this site and try our program. Many of us felt just as you do, but we found that the hand of SA was there to help.
Lust Questionnaire Findings: Results of Survey Conducted at July 2007 International Convention published in Essay, March 2008, Sexaholics Anonymous pp 18-19