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We met her at one of the quieter bars in Hua Hin, the closest beach city to Bangkok, where women of various ages hung around pool tables in miniskirts and spiky heels, waiting for their next client to choose them. With long, black, shiny hair and dark skin, Dao was older and friendlier than the other women. She was the only one who smiled at me, an American woman out of her element. Like my husband, who stood beside me, every other patron was male. I ordered a Singha beer and took quick sips, hoping for a buzz to calm my shaky hands. My introduction to sex work as a customer started with strippers when I was in my twenties. I would have already done my research and most likely chosen our present bar or restaurant based on its proximity to live nude girls.
Takeaway: The author describes the cycle of pleasure and shame that dictated her sex life - and led to her addiction. For years, Erica Garza was addicted to shame. Garza is quick to point out that a healthy appetite for sex and porn are, and never were, her problem. The issue, she says, is that from that first climax, the cycle of pleasure and shame became one she could not separate, and could not escape. Recently, we spoke about women and the stigma of sex and porn addiction and why Garza still believes a healthy relationship with porn is still possible. The shame. The secrecy. The mental health component is too big to ignore. Did that surprise you?
An author has revealed how her sex addiction saw her host parties up to four nights a week so she could meet men, boast about hating condoms and ruined a relationship with a man she loved by cheating on him with a man she met on holiday and a French waiter. In a provocative new memoir, Getting Off , Erica Garza, 35, from LA charts a struggle with addiction to casual sex and pornography addiction, which she battled for more than two decades. Garza traveled to Bali, Indonesia in an effort to curb her porn and sex addiction.