Sexaholics Anonymous members come from all walks of life, with a wide variety of compulsive sexual behaviours – ranging from compulsive masturbation to prostitution and from pornography to dependent relationships. In some cases the behaviour is extreme. The common thread is an obsession with sex to the extent that normal life has become unmanageable. In effect, the sexaholic has lost control, no longer has the power of choice and is not free to stop their self-destructive behaviour.
Sexaholics Anonymous does not claim to solve these problems, merely that members presenting these symptoms have been able to stop for open-ended periods of time by working the Sexaholics Anonymous programme of recovery. Also, Sexaholics Anonymous has no opinion as to whether people with these kind of problems are sexaholics or not.