No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction

Review of Marnie Ferree’s No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction http://blog.christianitytoday.com/women/2010/04/female_sex_addict_not_an_oxymo.html

“For one, women sex addicts often face a double dose of shame because they believe they as women aren’t supposed to have sexual sin. And because the number of female addicts is relatively small (expert Patrick Carnes estimates 3 percent of the U.S. population, with male addicts composing 8 percent), few books and recovery groups are available. “I tell some of my colleagues, such as Mark Laaser, ‘you wrote a great book, but the pronouns are wrong,’ ” says Ferree.”

She mentions that sex addiction (both male and female) is an intimacy disorder: the search for “love, touch, affirmation, affection, and approval.”

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