NOW ABOUT SEX
The book Alcoholics Anonymous reminds us when doing our Step 4 Sex Conduct and Sexual Ideal Inventories…
We all have sex problems. We’d hardly be human if we didn’t. What can we do about them?
We reviewed our own conduct over the years past. Where had we been selﬁsh, dishonest, or inconsiderate? Whom had we hurt? Did we unjustiﬁably arouse jealousy, suspicion or bitterness? Where were we at fault, what should we have done instead? We got this all down on paper and looked at it.
In this way we tried to shape a sane and sound ideal for our future sex life. We subjected each relation to this test—was it selﬁsh or not? We asked God to mold our ideals and help us to live up to them. We remembered always that our sex powers were God-given and therefore good, neither to be used lightly or selﬁshly nor to be despised and loathed.
Whatever our ideal turns out to be, we must be willing to grow toward it. We must be willing to make amends where we have done harm, provided that we do not bring about still more harm in so doing. In other words, we treat sex as we would any other problem. In meditation, we ask God what we should do about each speciﬁc matter. The right answer will come, if we want it.
From Alcoholics Anonymous Chapter 5 How it Works (pages 68-71)