ARE YOU SEXUALLY COMPULSIVE
Members of SCA have learned through sharing their experience, strength, and
hope with each other that sexual compulsivity. is a disease. This disease has three
dimensions: physical, emotional, and spiritual.
Physically, we engage in sexual behaviors that we know are not healthy for us or
that place us in legal, physical, or spiritual jeopardy. Emotionally, we experience
a "high" in contemplating and engaging in the "acting out" behavior, follow by
an emotional let-down after acting out has concluded. Spiritually, we feel
disconnected from others, especially from relationships we want to "healthy"
The Twenty Questions
SCA members have devised the Twenty Questions to help newcomers decide
whether they are sexually compulsive. While the decision as to whether one has
the disease of sexual compulsivity is an individual one, most people who are not
sexually compulsive will answer yes to none of these questions, or perhaps one or
two. If you answer yes to three or more, we encourage you to consider what our
program has to offer. Ask yourself the Twenty Questions.
The Fourteen Characteristics
SCA members have found that we share certain characteristics in common. The
fourteen characteristics are often read at the beginning of SCA meetings.
Admitting That We Are Powerless
If we decide that we have the disease of sexual compulsion, the first step toward
recovery is to admit that we are powerless over our condition and that it makes
our lives unmanageable. When we can do so, we are ready to move on to the 12-
step recovery program. The only requirement for membership in SCA is a desire
to stop our compulsive sexual behavior. Begin The Twelve Steps.