An estimated 1 in every 17 adults claim to have sex addiction andÂ each year thousands seek treatment.
In my humble opinion- it has become something politicians and celebrities have thrown around to make themselves less vulnerable-Â as opposed to what their behavior really is;Â exercising poor judgment andÂ accepting blame for being a nasty MOFO.
Apparently sex addiction is a real disease- it’s like an intense compulsion- says Dr.Â Laura Berman. It’sÂ a by-product of low self esteem- one’s ego needing constant feedback-(as in Anthony Weiner sending 24-year olds pics of his naked body and asking for reassurance that these women thought he was sexy or Arnold Schwarzenegger recent admission about his sexual conquests…even impregnating his housekeeper of many years while simultaneously impregnating his own wife).
I’ll be honest-Â the thought of random sexting, exchanges of pictures, titillating chatterÂ — is justÂ taking your flirting to the next level.Â Â Cyber cheating- sexting uncontrollablyÂ well it’s not so much a compulsion or addiction as a need to have your ego stroked in a way that your day-in-day out partner will never be able to achieve unless you whip out the French maid costume, cans of whipped cream and role-play, 24/7.
I asked my husband why married men LOVE to engage in these online sex addict-like behaviors- and then immediately laid down the law and explained to him that under no circumstances would “chatting, sexting or sending pictures of his male partsâ€ to random women on the Internet ever be tolerated.
I asked him, â€œWhy do men think it’s OK to sext and cheat online?â€
And this is what he said, â€œBecause it’s forbidden, itâ€™s exciting, it’s the idea that you’re doing something without any physical consequences. You can’t get someone pregnant or catch a venereal disease via a text or tweet.â€
And really in my opinion that’s just the coward’s way out. If you feel the need for a thrill, you want to be with someone else … donâ€™t sneak around — tell your spouse you’re unhappy and take a leave of absence from your marriage… am I right?
Do I buy that one needs to check into a facility, to control it? Â Do you?