New Documentary about Sexual Addiction "The Courage to Love" Screening in Los Angeles at the Screen Actors Guild on Saturday, March 21st.

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Sexual Recovery Institute Presents: “The Courage to Love” Film Screening: Saturday March 21, 2015, 3 pm (doors open at 2:30) Screen Actors Guild 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 For more information and advanced ticket purchasing: http://www.ebhevents.com/upcoming-events/sri-presents-the-courage-to-love/ The screening is open to the public and will be followed with Q & A with the filmmaker.

It is estimated that at least 18 million Americans are suffering from sexual addiction, yet to date there has not been a documentary film made about this very real public health issue. Filmmaker Paul Ginocchio spent the past seven years creating this personal documentary film about four men and women healing from sexual addiction, "The Courage to Love".

The film is a personal documentary about sexual addiction from the perspective of four people who share their stories of addiction and recovery. The four characters featured in the film include Sylvia a former sex worker, Greg a musician, and Jay & Paul - two recovering addicts who now work professionally as sexual addiction therapists. The film looks into the pasts of each character to see what contributing factors led to their sexual addiction and looks at the variety of behaviors in which each character acted out sexually. In the film, each character also talks about the treatment that helped them to overcome their sexual addiction so that they could experience love and intimate relationships for the first time in their lives.The film will be shown on March 21st at a screening in Los Angeles at the Screen Actors Guild sponsored by the Sexual Recovery Institute.

“It is my hope that The Courage to Love will help to educate people who are curious or confused about sexual addiction and ultimately to help those who are still suffering.” – Paul Ginocchio, MFT, Filmmaker

Paul Ginocchio began making this film in 2007 after spending over a decade healing from sexual addiction himself and realizing that there was no documentary in distribution about this topic. Paul is one of the four characters in the film that share their personal stories of sexual addiction and recovery. The film premiered at the Society for the Advancement for Sexual Health Conference in Portland, Oregon on October 25th, 2014 and will be screening in Los Angeles on March 21st at the Screen Actors Guild. To view a sample clip visit the film website: http://www.thecouragetolove.com

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