Is sex addiction real?

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Is sex addiction real?
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Thu, 11-01-2012 - 8:59am

According to this recent Health Day News article, "In recent years, media reports of celebrities -- usually men -- citing "sex addiction" as the reason they've been unfaithful have made headlines.But is what's known to psychologists as "hypersexual disorder" a real pathology or just a lame excuse for bad behavior?" more

What do you think?

Karla
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Fri, 11-02-2012 - 3:14pm

I agree with MuddyDuck.  I think it is a real problem, but I think it is used as an excuse by many. Politicians and actors especially!

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Fri, 11-02-2012 - 2:57pm

I do think that sex addiction is real, and should be taken seriously when a person is diagnosed with it by a psychologist who specializes in it. BUT... it is also used as a scapegoat by politicians, actors and other public figures when they are caught cheating, they need some type of excuse to explain their awful behavior.

If you want a chuckle, see if you can find the South Park episode on sex addiction. I'm not normally a huge SP fan, but this one is worth watching if you find it ridiculous on the number of celebrities claiming sex addiction issues.

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