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15 Celebs Who Have Battled Sex Addiction

Ever since a certain golfer blamed sex addiction for his indiscretion with over a dozen women while he was still married, it seems like you can’t go more than a week before a celebrity is diagnosing t

Ever since a certain golfer blamed sex addiction for his indiscretion with over a dozen women while he was still married, it seems like you can’t go more than a week before a celebrity is diagnosing themselves with the condition to explain infidelity or other bad behavior. It’s become so mainstream that Jason Sudeikis starred in a film with a character suffering from sex addiction and it barely raised an eyebrow.

There are still people who believe sex addiction isn’t a real thing, or if it is real, it sounds like a lot of fun to have, but both mental health and addiction specialists seem to agree across the board it is a real condition, with a brain reaction similar to that of other addictions such as drugs, alcohol, gambling and eating disorders. Sex addiction isn’t a fun thing and it has ruined a lot of lives.

Cases of sex addiction have exploded with the expansion of the Internet over the last 20 years. At any given moment, more than 29,000 people are viewing adult entertainment on the Internet, at that is likely a conservative number. While numbers of consumption is growing among both genders, women now make one-third of the people viewing erotic content online.

In-patient treatment facilities have seen a boom in numbers as adult entertainment has expanded on the Internet. Similar to the way marijuana is called a gateway drug, some experts believe erotic content is a gateway behavior to riskier sexual habits. Here is a list of 15 celebrities who have come forward, or were forced to come forward, about their sex addiction.

15 Tom Sizemore

14 David Duchovny

13 Jesse James

12 Amber Smith

11 Michael Douglas

10 Anthony Kiedis

via pagesix.com

9 Rob Lowe

8 Tommy Lee

7 Billy Bob Thornton

6 Kari Ann Peniche

via wikipedia.org

5 Russell Brand

4 Kanye West

3 Phil Varone

via snipview.com

2 John F. Kennedy

via wikipedia.org

1 Tiger Woods

Ah, the eternal question if being a sex addict results in no longer being the greatest golfer in the world, or if no longer being the greatest golfer in the world leads to sex addiction. Either way, Woods is probably the most public and famous case of sex addiction among celebrities. People wondered what was going on after Woods crashed his Cadillac Escalade following a domestic dispute with his wife. A parade of women second only to Bill Cosby’s accusers appeared from thin air, forcing Woods to address his infidelity in a news conference. Despite the fact he went to in-patient treatment for sex addiction in Mississippi, his wife still filed for divorce.

 

Sources:  <span style="font-weight: 400;">radaronline.com, </span>yourtango.com, imdb.com, <span style="font-weight: 400;">wikipedia.org, </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">torontosun.com</span>

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