Andrew Susskind discusses his latest book It’s Not About the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy. As a psychotherapist and author who’s been in twelve-step recovery for more than twenty-five years, Andrew has witnessed hundreds of people struggle with out of control sexual behavior. And there’s one thing Andrew emphasizes: Sex addiction is not about the sex; it’s about deep-rooted challenges with intimacy.
It’s Not About the Sex
It’s Not About The Sex is a podcast based on the book by the same name. Psychotherapist Andrew Susskind examines issues such as shame, grief, narcissism, and codependency to demonstrate how people use out-of-control sexual behavior to cope with broken heartedness. Each podcast he interviews other therapists who work with clients dealing with addictive behaviors around troubled relationships.
Dr. David Fawcett explores the phenomena of “chemsex” as we take a look at the intersection of gay men, drug use and high-risk sexual behavior. In this episode we focus on a new wave of dangerous out of control sexual behavior leaving individuals at risk for severe consequences. He is the author of Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery.
Podcast #1: Leslie Quinn, LMFT, relationship specialist.
Effective listening is one of the fundamental keys to intimacy. Taking responsibility for your reactions and not blaming your partner is part of healing ruptures. Infidelity within a relationship can be an opportunity for learning and healing if both partners remain open to learning about themselves. Learning to be patient and compassionate for the partner who has been betrayed is necessary.