Women who are new to SAA may have special concerns regarding an overwhelmingly male fellowship. The one thing to keep in mind about SAA is that this fellowship is open to anyone, male or female, seeking recovery from sexual addiction. Our Third Tradition states this idea unequivocally: The only requirement for SAA membership is a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior.  See the Complete Meeting List for more information.

There is a pamphlet available at many of our local meetings entitled “A Special Welcome to the Woman Newcomer” that may address some of your concerns: topics include Being the Only Woman in the Room, Speaking at Meetings, Triggering Others at Meetings, Being Attracted to Others at Meetings, Protecting Your Safety, and Choosing a Sponsor.

We suggest you talk to other women in the fellowship to get an understanding of how this program works for women. Getting to meetings and working the 12 Steps with a sponsor is the quickest and surest road to recovery.