No wonder there are men out there who are confused about what their sex drives mean, what
to do about them, and how to know if sex is a problem or just one of the better parts
of our sex-positive gay culture. This is where Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction
in Gay Men comes in.
Written by a former board member and committee chair of America's National Council for Sexual
Addiction and Compulsivity and the current director of the Sexual Recovery Institute
in Los Angeles, the book doesn’t assume that all sexually active gay men are addicts.
Neither does it assume that there’s anything wrong with gay sex at all.
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avoids political and moral arguments altogether and instead shines its light on the
clinical approach to recovery—asking first, “Is your sexual behaviour causing problems
in other areas of your life?”
In this refreshingly gay-positive professional look at compulsive and addictive sexual
behaviours in the gay male community, author Robert Weiss contributes a timely and important
discussion on gay male sexuality and offers understanding, empathy, and encouragement to gay
men who seek healthy sexual expression.
Betty Berzon, Ph.D., author of Permanent Partners: Building Gay and Lesbian Relationships That
Last has called Cruise Control a “…very thorough and much needed guide to dealing with the complex
issues involved in gay male sex addiction.”
Offering insights into recognizing healthy, non-addictive sexual behavior, Cruise Control helps
readers distinguish between addictive and compulsive behaviors—harmful behaviours—and healthy ones. In
addition to addressing an audience of men who may find their sexual behaviours unhealthy, the book
also provides resources for partners, friends, health care professionals, and other non-addicts
who strive to nurture sexual healing and personal growth among addicted gay men.
Always specific to gay men, Cruise Control explores the impact of the gay culture on male
sex addicts, and suggests encouragement and resources that are gay-specific. The term
“sex addict” has been tossed around for years, but Cruise Control clearly defines the
term and tells us exactly what is, and what is not, a sexually addictive or compulsive
Major topics include How Do I Know If I’m a Sex Addict, Crystal, Sex, and Other Addictions,
Starting Sex Addiction Recovery, Making Changes and Finding Help, and Beyond Sex and
Love Addiction: Taking Healthy Next Steps, and an entire chapter for spouses and
partners, and significant others.
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