SCA
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous

FOR NEWCOMERS:


Are you sexually compulsive?

12-step recovery program

Meetings

Literature & resources


FOR SCA MEMBERS:


Find a meeting

Order literature

Donate

Conferences & events

The SCAnner, our newsletter


Contact SCA

SCA Home

Deutsch
Nederlands
日本語

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, followed by an emotional let-down after acting out has concluded.  Spiritually, we feel disconnected from others, especially from relationships we want to be "healthy" ones.

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.  Click here to answer the Twenty Questions.

The Characteristics Most of Us Seem to Have in Common

SCA members have found that we share certain characteristics in common.  Click here to see those characteristics.  The characteristics are often read at the beginning of SCA meetings.  Click here to read SCA members' personal experiences with each of the characteristics.

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.