Types of meetings

There are different types of meetings such as speaker meetings or check-in. There are also special focus eg women or intimacy avoidance. Explore them and decide which type works for you.

Meetings are listed on these websites:

“Meetings are the heart of the SAA fellowship. At meetings we emerge from our shame, secrecy, and fear, into a community of people who share the common goal of freedom from sex addiction.”

Sex Addicts Anonymous, page 10

The only requirement for SAA membership is a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior

SAA Tradition Three

Closed meetings

A closed meeting is restricted to those who have a desire to stop their addictive sexual behaviours.

Open meetings

An open meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend. This may include family members, healthcare professionals and anyone who has an interest in Sex Addicts Anonymous. Open meetings (visitors or guests welcome) this may help if you are not sure you are a sex addict, or not willing to self identify as one.

Mixed meetings – for all genders

Most meetings are mixed meetings.

Meetings listed as “mixed” may only have men attending, although they welcome all genders. If a man is uncomfortable with a woman attending a meeting they will be directed to men-only meetings.

In-person, online and phone meetings

These meetings are primarily listed in two places:

Meetings are also listed on local SAA websites. Please remind local groups to register their meetings to list them on the international website.


There are hundreds of meetings listed on the international website.

The website has a number of filters for Open/ Closed and Local or Telemeeting:

  1. Under Access, set “Open to visitors”;
  2. Choose the meeting Makeup (“All”, “Mixed”, “Men” or “Women”);
  3. Choose your Language;
  4. Enter your approximate location;
  5. Click Search.

Online and phone meetings lists online and phone meetings. There are filters for Open/ closed and Men/ Women/ Mixed.

“Dear Grace” articles

Belonging when you don’t hear stories like your own, page 6 in The Outer Circle for March – April, 2021

Dealing with Triggering Stories, page 12, in The Outer Circle for March – April, 2016

It’s Time for Women to Claim Their Seat in SAA page 12, in The Outer Circle for May – June, 2016

Evah finding women-only meetings. pages 6-7, in the Outer Circle for March – April 2022

Information on all meetings:

  • email:, (for women only)
  • The SAA International Service Organization [ISO] office is based in Houston, Texas.
  • Phone 1.800.477.8191 (US/Canada) or 1-713-869-4902, during office hours [10:00 AM – 6:00 PM CT/US]
  • Email
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