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28. Confession #2: How Joshua Shea’s Sex Addiction Got the Best of Him

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This is confession #2, with Joshua Shea, a writer, who was a publisher of a lifestyle magazine, creator of a film festival in Maine, and was a politician got himself into hot water when he convinced a teenager to commit a sex act via webcam. Mr. Shea described himself as a narcissist, who struggled with bipolar disorder and addictions, which spiraled out of control. Mr. Shea discussed the process of being charged as a sex offender, and how it has impacted him. As a result of his experience, Mr. Shea has a written a book to educate others on sexual addiction, which has been cathartic in his healing process.

Book Mentioned:

The Addiction That Nobody Will Talk About: How I Let My Pornography Addiction Hurt People and Destroy Relationships, By Joshua Shea

www.amazon.com/author/joshuashea

To connect with Joshua Shea: www.recoverypornaddict.com