Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sex Addiction

On tonite's episode of Braxton Family Values, you know the show on the WE channel featuring R&B singer Toni Braxton and her sisters, one of the sisters found out that her husband has been having Cyber sex on a social networking site.

She revealed during the show that for the first 5 years of their marriage, he was cyber-sexing, but promised to stop to save their marriage.

Anyway, one of the ladies he had cyber-sexed taped him and threatened to blackmail him with the photos - post them all over the internet. So he came clean to his wife - but not before telling her that he had a sex addiction.


So I ask: Do you believe there's a such thing as a sex addiction? Is it similar to alcoholism, drug addiction or some other disease where you go to rehab and get treatment, therapy? I mean we've heard of celebrities going to rehab for "sex addiction" after they were caught being unfaithful, i.e - Tiger Woods, Eric Benet, David Duchovny (from the X Files).

Last year, Time magazine explored this topic in an article titled "Sex Addiction: Real Disease or Excuse For Men to Cheat?" Check out the article here.

What do you think? Do you think sex addiction is a REAL disease or an excuse to cheat?

Let me know your thoughts.

1 comment:

SingLikeSassy said...

I watched a documentary about this a couple of years ago and these were people who were shonuff addicted, sleeping with anyone anywhere no concern for safety and they wanted to stop but felt they couldn't. I mean these peoples' LIVES revolved around having sex, they couldn't focus on anything else.

So, yes, I do think it is a real addiction.

However, I think a good many men use it as an excuse when caught cheating. I mean, think about it, there isn't the same stigma attached to it like being a drug addict or alcoholic.