Our Vision

Healing happens.

May this site serve as a HUB for men uniting against the shame and isolation of loving a woman addicted to sex.

When I was looking for help for my own sex and love addiction in 2001, I struggled to cope with shame and the lack of resources for women. It was hard to come by, but eventually I found help and was able to get sober, get emotionally stable, and go on to help others as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. It was a long, painful journey, and I wrote a book about it called "Naked in Public: a Memoir of Recovery from Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities" as a way to offer a roadmap for others with similar struggles, or their loved ones.

As my therapy practice grew, I began to work with men who loved female sex addicts, and witness the tremendous pain they suffered in these relationships. I tried to find more resources to offer them, and quickly realized that my past difficulty to find help was mirrored in theirs - but even more so. They faced shame, stigma, no resources for themselves, minimal resources even for their partners, and virtually NO gender-specific support. 

This website was created to change that, as well as offer a gesture of amends to the men I harmed as an untreated female sex and love addict. With effort and focused support over time, sex and love addiction can be replaced by heart-centered relationships with self and others, creating an ever-renewing potential for intimacy. But whether or not an addict finds recovery, those who love them can.

In gratitude and hope,

Staci Sprout, Recovered Female Sex and Love Addict, LICSW, CSAT,  Founder of MPoFSA website

Staci Sprout, Recovered Female Sex and Love Addict, LICSW, CSAT,
Founder of MPoFSA website

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You're NOT alone, it's NOT your fault, and you can find HOPE no matter what your partner does or doesn't do about her recovery!

You're NOT alone, it's NOT your fault, and you can find HOPE no matter what your partner does or doesn't do about her recovery!

 

BE the CHANGE.

This website is a resource for men who seek gender-specific validation and support for their experiences of loving women who are addicted to sex. Though I created this template for the original site, my visions is that ongoing leadership for its expansion will be run by men on the journey of recovery while loving a female sex and love addict - or even if their relationship is over or needs to end.