SEX AND THE SENIOR CITIZEN
I was going to entitle this post “SEX AND OLD PEOPLE” but just the title alone made me feel more depressed. :) I looked in the list of Community Topics and found none that seemed to refer to men or woman who qualify for senior citizen discounts. I don't think that sexual addiction is a condition that is limited by one's age, but I think that the topic needs to be in the list. As an older male, soon to be starting on my seventh decade of life, I find that I am still very much of an un-recovered sex addict; and one of my sources of shame/guilt is that it has taken me this many years to address the problem.
This is my first post and I am not in my best writing form because I am still in the earliest days of abstinence from orgasms and my head is still pretty mixed up. This is day eleven and who would of thought that abstaining from orgasms and especially MB could cause such a mental upheaval, but it has.
I am grateful that I have found this site. I have tried SAA sex addicts anonymous, but while they were helpful, I did not find the depth of understanding that I see evident here. I am still doing a lot of reading and looking around the site and the forum, but wanted to jump in and get my feet wet so to speak.
I am a recovered alcoholic/addict, 20 + years since I had a drink or an illegal drug, and 5 years since I gave up cigarettes so I am not new to the idea of recovery or addiction, but while I had success at quitting these substance abuse problems, the sex addiction thing has been the basis of all my other addictive habits and taking it on seems like a huge challenge.
I am lucky enough to have a partner/wife who is a huge source of strength to me and who, I hope, will be part of my sex addiction recovery. She is aware of some my sexual history, but does not fully understand how sex addiction works to undermine a relationship.
Thanks for listening (reading),