Des Moines SA
Welcome to the Des Moines Chapter of Sexaholics Anonymous!
If you think you might be addicted to pornography, lust or sex, you may be interested in learning more about Sexaholics Anonymous.
Though the idea of sex addiction is new to many, sex is increasingly understood as another in the growing list of addictive means people use to reduce isolation, lack of emotion and tension; to resolve conflict, gain power and provide escape; or supply false emotional and spiritual security.
Many of us saw that regardless of how, why, or when it began, there came a time when we were acting against our wills. Only when we tried stopping did we see that we were addicted to lust, sex, or relationships. We were sexaholics.
Sexaholics Anonymous was started by those who found that the the 12-Step program originated by Alcoholics Anonymous was the instrument of their recovery when nothing else worked. As they stayed sexually sober and grew stronger, they saw that these principles were a way of living that transformed their lives from the inside out.
Coming from all walks of life, members are united by their common problem, though most of us felt ours was unique, the most painful, and that no one else could identify or understand. Meeting regularly, talking and helping other sexaholics together, we are able, under God, to stop our acting-out and lose the obsession.
If you feel you may identify and want to stop, we offer you our hand in fellowship. Please use the contact us page to get in touch with us.
Anyone who turns to SA can be assured that his or her anonymity will be protected.
If you would like to donate to our SA chapter, please use the donate page.
Statement of Principle
We have a solution. We don't claim it's for everybody, but for us, it works. If you identify with us and think you may share our problem, we'd like to share our solution with you (Sexaholics Anonymous, 2).
In defining sobriety, we do not speak for those outside Sexaholics Anonymous. We can only speak for ourselves. Thus, for the married sexaholic, sexual sobriety means having no form of sex with self or with persons other than the spouse. In SA's sobriety definition, the term "spouse" refers to one’s partner in a marriage between a man and a woman. For the unmarried sexaholic, sexual sobriety means freedom from sex of any kind. And for all of us, single and married alike, sexual sobriety also includes progressive victory over lust (Sexaholics Anonymous 191-192).
Passed by the General Delegate Assembly February 2010
The only requirement for SA membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober according to the SA sobriety definition.
Any two or more sexaholics gathered together for SA sobriety according to the SA sobriety definition may call themselves an SA group.
Meetings that do not adhere to and follow Sexaholics Anonymous' sobriety statement as set forth in the foregoing Statement of Principle adopted by the General Delegate Assembly in 2010 are not SA meetings and shall not call themselves SA meetings.
Addendum to the Statement of Principle passed by the General Delegate Assembly on July 2016.
For more information regarding SA, to purchase literature, to find meetings in other areas, or for newcomer materials, please visit www.sa.org.