Sex is something almost all of us deal with. Sometimes, we deal with life's struggles, its ups, downs, and in-betweens in ways that are not healthy. Maybe you are one of those people, and you turn to sex in some form to deal with how you feel. Maybe you have a sexual attraction to children, and fear you might act on it someday and hurt a child. Maybe... you already have hurt a child, and you want to stop but do not know how. No matter what your reason for coming here was, it took a lot of courage.
No matter what your reason for clicking on this page was, whether it is covered in the sections below or not, there is help, there is hope, and there are people who have faced what you are looking at. The only trouble sometimes is finding out where those people are. If you are dealing with a sexual problem of some kind, you want a therapist who specializes in sexuality. Even if their ability to help you is limited, they have a vast network who can help point you in the right direction. Networking can help connect you to the right person, even if the first person you find is not experienced in what you are dealing with.
Therapy can sometimes get a bad reputation, and there can be a lot of fear and questions involved in seeking therapy. The purpose of therapy is not to change your personality, get you in trouble with the law, or make you feel weak. The purpose of therapy is to learn about yourself, discover unhealthy habits, thoughts, and beliefs, and turn them into something healthier and more productive. The idea is kind of like fine-tuning an engine, but for your brain and mental health.
There are a variety of resources that are available to help your specific situation, and those resources are divided below by category. The answers in each section can serve as a resource to helping you decide what is best for you. No one can make that decision for you: You must decide what works for you.