If you are looking to talk to someone about sex, sexuality or gender but you are outside the local call area of capital cities, you can call the below number/website to get connected with your local sexuality and gender support service.
Gay and Lesbian Counselling and Community Services of Australia Either pm-pm or 7pm – 10 pm local time depending on which state you're in.
“I was very afraid that I was about to screw up the first really important relationship I had! There were some negative reactions, but the positive ones far outweighed them.” Since Rachel and Joseph both identify as bisexual, Rachel said, “I don’t think of our relationship as straight or gay. There’s actually been a lot of discussion of this on the bi political chat lines with the media coverage of same-gender marriage.
To be fair on Rachel’s friends, there is some debate about whether the term sex addiction is scientifically accurate, but the field of addiction is changing fast and emphasis is shifting from the substance to the psychological symptoms of addiction.
The NHS has a website page dedicated to sex addiction.
“So when he sat me down one day to tell me he was a sex addict, I actually laughed – although I soon stopped when he disclosed night upon night of watching pornography for hours on end and numerous short-lived affairs.
My life fell apart.” Sex addiction hurts partners in a way that no other addiction can, says Paula Hall, who has written a book on the subject.
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