Memoir "Naked in Public" Now Available!
Hello, my name is Staci Sprout. I’m a Certified Sex Addictions Therapist in private practice in Seattle, Washington, and the author of the book Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities. This memoir offers hope for healing from sex addiction, by giving readers a front-row seat to the vulnerable narrative of my own passage from a troubled family life into sexual compulsion, through finally finding help and eventually softening into love. Whether or not you're an addict, this book can help you better understand and honor the tragedies and triumphs of your own sexual journey, through witnessing the messy magic of mine.
A great resource not just for female sex addicts, but anyone curious about what recovery from sex addiction can look like.
Book Description excerpted from Amazon.com:
A respected therapist and addictions specialist shares the powerful story of her own recovery from sexual addiction.
In this intensely personal account, Staci Sprout traces her journey from the painful world of sexual intrigue and addiction into a life of healing and purpose. She was an honors student and popular cheerleader, and later a gifted young social worker. But her life had a dark twist that even her closest friends didn’t suspect. Childhood sexual abuse and exposure to pornography had ignited a drive to be sexual that eventually threatened to unravel her sanity and her life. Desperate for relief, she tried psychotherapy, hypnotism, bodywork, and traditional and pagan spirituality. Nothing helped until a near-death experience became a turning point and she found her way into the rooms of 12-Step recovery for sex addiction.
With sensitivity and compelling detail, Sprout writes as a compassionate insider about a world most have never seen: intimate gatherings of men and a few women determined to heal from the sickness that was ruining their lives. Eventually free of compulsive sexual behavior, Sprout concentrates on making things right with those she’s harmed, and on discovering what healthy romance and sexuality might look like. What she eventually finds is beyond her wildest dreams. This book is for all those who wonder if their story will ever have a happy ending.
Naked in Public is a gripping story of a woman who refuses to give up in her fight for dignity and freedom. The wisdom that emerges will be both a roadmap and an inspiration to anyone – male or female – who struggles with sexual addiction.
"Naked in Public is a powerful and inspiring story that speaks to the courage that underlies recovery from childhood sexual abuse, sexual shame and sex addiction. In this memoir, Staci Sprout truly 'leads with vulnerability.'”
--Claudia Black, Ph.D., author of "Intimate Treason" and “It Could Never Happen to Me!"
"With this work, Staci Sprout has provided a much-needed voice for female sex addicts, who far too often are shamed into silence. Her highly personalized account of sexual addiction and the process of recovery is incredibly powerful. Sex addicts of both genders will easily identify with her story. Most importantly, Staci provides a clear example of how sex addicts, especially female sex addicts, can and do heal from this debilitating disorder. Family members of sex addicts and those who treat sex addicts will also benefit from reading this book. Highly recommended!"
— Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S, author of "Always Turned On: Sex Addiction in the Digital Age," "Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men," and "Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction"