New HIV Case in the Porn World

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News of a positive HIV test from an active adult performer broke Tuesday.  And while production on new films has been halted by several major companies, plenty more are continuing to film despite the threats of the recent news.  The number of performers that have been exposed to HIV is still not known. Porn is about fantasy.  But the truth …

Are You in Love with a Sex Addict?

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  Sex addiction is a family issue.  By definition, sex addiction is a “problem in which one engages in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior despite increasing negative consequences to one’s self or others (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy).  More often than not, the negative consequences the sexually addicted person suffers impact the people they love just …

Sexual Addiction Screening Test

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The Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST) is designed to assist in the assessment of sexually compulsive behavior which may indicate the presence of sex addiction. Developed in cooperation with hospitals, treatment programs, private therapists, and community groups, the SAST provides a profile of responses which help to discriminate between addictive and non-addictive behavior. Before starting the assessment we need basic information in order to build your profile.

Battle Between Church and Strip Club: Love Wins

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In the Battle Between Church & Strip Club: Love Wins!   After hearing breaking news about women from an Ohio strip club showing up to protest at a local church that had been picketing their club for years, our friends from JC’s Girls in San Diego decided to show up.  And I mean literally.  They got on a plane and …

Wounds and Stilettos

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If I had to come up with a word to describe Friday’s strip club outreach, it would be “breakthrough”.  From getting into a club for the 1st time in 7 years with gift bags, to talking to a manager who says he is leaving the industry in 3 weeks because “God told him to” and he wants to “follow in His …

Facing the Giants

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In the well-known story of David and Goliath, David faced and defeated his giant with a sling and a stone. Historically, in the days of Exodus, the Israelites had been afraid to enter the promised land because of the many ‘giants’ who inhabited that territory. It was the fear of the giants, not the giants themselves, that kept the people …

Strip Clubs & Baptisms

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STRIP CLUBS & BAPTISMS… 7 years ago, during Treasures’ first ever Vegas outreach, we met Abby*.  A bright young woman, full of life and personality in spite of having faced some very painful circumstances in her life, she had just entered the sex industry. “This is perfect,” I thought.  “Perhaps after meeting the Treasures team, she will decide to leave the industry …

Forced into Sex Work…

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Women will walk in freedom because you care. Angela (not her real name) never thought she’d end up in the sex industry. But at age fourteen, she was homeless. She was kicked out of her last foster home, left with nothing but pajamas and slippers. Preying on her vulnerability, a man in a fancy car told her that “a girl …

Numbing the Pain

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The other day, my 1-year-old took her first tumble in the bathtub. After hitting her chin on the side of the tub, she slipped face-first into the water. I quickly swept her to her feet and began to examine her for injuries. She looked me directly in the eyes and cried at the top of her lungs. She wanted to …