He doesn’t care how many partners you’ve had; it’s all in the past. To find out the answer, fall back to the fundamentals: identifying the addict is the first step. One-night stands, extra-marital affairs, GPS hook-ups, obsessive online dating.
And when it comes to sex addiction, that first step is a doozy. The list is long and gets darker the further down you go: compulsive masturbation, exhibitionism, voyeurism, prostitutes.“If you’re married, your acceptable sexual behavior may be defined differently than if you’re single,” says Mike Weiss, a certified addiction therapist and founder of The Sexual Recovery Institute.
But now, they’re being forced back underground as a result of an escalating police crackdown – one that activists say is being encouraged by pro-government media.
Cairo police stormed a bath house this week after receiving a tip from an investigative journalist.
Coffee Culture What the bar or pub is to Western culture, the ahwa, or coffee shop (ahwa means coffee in Cairene Arabic), is to Cairo.
Watch the TV, read the newspaper, or find yourself in conversation with whoever's in the place that speaks a little English. One of my favorite places is right next door to the popular downtown Townhouse Art Gallery.The list of behaviors associated with a sexual addict is so mundane, practically anyone can tick off at least a couple. “Sexual addiction follows a certain repetitive pattern; if you’d rather ask forgiveness than permission, that’s abusive.”Compulsive sexual behavior, the clinical phrase for sex addiction, is what experts call a “progressive intimacy disorder,” meaning that it worsens the longer it’s left untreated.However, this does mean every addict eventually transforms into a sex offender.Men arrested at the Bab el-Bahr public bath house are herded into a police van, Dec. Egyptian journalist Mona Iraqi appears at right, with camera phone.Screenshot from Mona Iraq's Facebook page, courtesy Scott Long For a while after the Arab Spring, it looked like gay Egyptians were finally feeling safe enough to step out of the closet.“People don’t escalate outside their arousal templates,” says Weiss.It’s about spending more and more time to get your fix and disregarding the negative consequences.“We heard about it Sunday night around midnight,” said gay rights activist Scott Long, who lives in Cairo and blogged about the incident the following morning."What was most striking to me was that she [Iraqi] was absolutely unashamed about her collusion with security forces in brutalizing these men.An interesting new feature turned up on Taco Bell’s official website back in August: a green bubble in the corner that, once clicked, allows visitors to chat with actual human beings and receive real-time responses to questions and comments.In a piece for Nation’s Restaurant News, Ron Ruggless explains why the Irvine, California-based fast food chain implemented this feature and how it works.