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Going Deeper: How the Inner Child Impacts Your Sexual Addiction

Adult; Self-Help & Relationships; (Publish)

I believe the solution to helping individuals escape the stranglehold of sexual addiction is the answer to a simple question – why? “Why have sex and pornography overtaken my life?” The answer to that question can be found in the Inner Child. The road to recovery from a sex/porn addiction goes through your childhood. It is the Inner Child who is running the show when it comes to an individual’s sexual addiction. This book outlines the Inner Child Recovery Process for Sexual/Pornography Addictions, which is a new and unique therapy for treating the disorder and has been proven successful with a large majority of individuals in my private counseling practice. This unique and interactive treatment approach empowers individuals by helping them understand "why" they engage in addictive behaviors. This knowledge allows them to stay one step ahead of their addiction by being alert to the core emotional triggers that activate their Inner Child.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 8 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 7 out of 10
Overall: 7.25 out of 10


Idea/Concept: Capparucci's account on sexual addiction is extensive. With candor and empathy, the author offers insight and tools for those wishing to better understand an emotionally and psychologically complex condition.

Prose:  The author educates readers about sexual addictions using clear, straightforward language, along with anecdotal examples that provide real-world applications of the concepts introduced. 

Originality: There are other accounts on the subject of sexual addiction, but Capparucci's guide is particularly intuitive and insightful. Capparucci encourages readers to think beyond their immediate circumstances to their childhoods, in order to better understand their struggles.

Execution: Capparucci explores the topic of sexual addiction, its manifestations, and possible origins, in a structured, organic manner. Readers will find the author's approach to be intelligent, thoughtful, and illuminating.

Date Submitted: January 09, 2020


Going Deeper does exactly that. It goes way deeper than most books on sex and porn addiction are willing to go. Instead of treating symptoms and offering tools to treat sex addiction, Eddie goes to the heart of the problem by addressing what causes the addiction in the first place. Dealing with our "inner child" is the only way to find freedom. The nine different types of Inner Child perfectly encapsulate the inner emotions that cause men to act out through sex and pornography. He lays out an excellent plan for dealing with our inner child and how to keep him under control. This is a must-read for any man who has dealt with sexual or pornography addiction.


This book is eye opening as to the why's of addiction. Why am I doing this? Why can't I break this cycle? Eddie answers many unasked questions with thoughtful insight. As a recovering addict of many years I now have the true reasons why I struggle and the triggers. A must read if you are struggling with addictive lifestyle


Eddie Capparucci speaks from personal experience and from having guided hundreds out of the compulsive cycle of sexual addiction. He knows that “just try harder next time” will not bring lasting results. His aim is to help strugglers look deep inside and discover why they feel a need to medicate and seek comfort by acting out. This book shows how false ideas which were accepted in childhood can negatively impact choices made in an adult’s present life.
Going Deeper is a book to be studied so that the addict can identify where he has gone wrong and what changes he can make in order to live a life worth living.


I have had the privilege of working with Eddie Capparucci for a webinar series in which he discussed all of the inner child "personalities" and how they play out. It was so helpful to be able to identify what "child" was in need of attention and how, beyond recognizing them alone, to soothe in a different way and make a different decision. It was also helpful as I recognized others "inner child" and could help nurture them rather than simply dismissing their actions. Eddie also did a podcast on Sex, Love & Addiction with Dr. Rob Weiss about this topic. Worth a listen