Another Study Makes Everyone Ask ‘Is Sex Addiction a Thing?’ Again

People have been questioning the scientific validity of sex addiction for a while now. That's because everyone wants to be like, "See, slut! You have no excuse! You're just a big slut!" But for those who self-identify as sex addicts or exhibit signs of hypersexuality, that assertion falls flat. People with… » 7/24/13 4:45pm 7/24/13 4:45pm

Here's a Trailer for a Movie About Sex Addicts With Gwyneth and Pink

How we managed to miss the fact that Gwyneth Paltrow had shot a movie with a cast like Tim Robbins, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Gad and PINK aka Alecia Moore, it may never be clear. But that wrong has been righted because here is the trailer for Thanks For Sharing, a movie that looks like it could actually treat sex addiction » 6/26/13 3:45pm 6/26/13 3:45pm

Mad Men: Is Don Draper a Sex Addict?

After last week's season premiere served us a two-hour meditation on death, last night's Mad Men was all about sex, which should be a much happier topic as it's the antithesis of death. But with this episode taking place the January after the Summer of Love, the gang is squarely in the winter of their discontent,… » 4/15/13 4:45pm 4/15/13 4:45pm

Sexual Addiction Close to Becoming an Official Mental Disorder

"Sex addiction" is an easy thing to mock and dismiss—oh, everybody likes sex, right? Nice try, Casanova! Pass the sexahol! Because it seems, on the surface, like an easy out for an unrepentant cheater, moral laziness trussed up like victimhood. Increasingly, though, amidst one million hacky David Duchovny jokes, the… » 10/22/12 7:20pm 10/22/12 7:20pm

A Sex and Love Addict Is Here and Ready to Answer Your Questions

Ethlie Ann Vare has weathered cocaine addiction, jail, four marriages, too much sex with too many men — and a lot of unhappiness in between. Sex and love addiction, however, was the real problem all along. Now in recovery and having spent a decade studying the pathology of sex and love addiction, Ethlie is the author… » 7/20/12 2:40pm 7/20/12 2:40pm

Is Sex Addiction Just Crap Some Sluts Made Up?

As sex addiction becomes fodder for TV scripts and philandering athlete excuses, doctors and researchers are turning their eyes to its study. Specifically, is sex addiction even a real thing? Can women be sex addicts? Why do women become addicted to sex? And, most importantly, is it just another term for "being super… » 1/06/12 6:30pm 1/06/12 6:30pm

Whither The Female Sex Addict?

A throwaway line in in a recent piece on sex addiction says it all: "high-profile women never seem to have these problems." With guys like Tiger Woods and Charlie Sheen so visible (to the point that they become tiresome), where are the sex-addicted women? » 2/22/11 6:14pm 2/22/11 6:14pm

Man Becomes Sex Addict After Fall From Tree • Rot Your Brain With…

• An 81-year-old grandfather from Switzerland has been put under house arrest by his family after a fall from a plum tree allegedly turned him into a sex addict. But maybe his family is just mad about something else. » 5/21/10 5:30pm 5/21/10 5:30pm

Some Thoughts On Porn Addiction, Men & Misogyny

Before Pamela Paul wrote about starter marriages and the baby industrial complex, she wrote about porn. Specifically, she wrote that porn is pretty bad for us. She hasn't changed her mind, if her Washington Post column is any indication. » 3/08/10 7:00pm 3/08/10 7:00pm

"This Is An Intimacy Disorder": Changing The Language Of Sex Addiction

Tiger Woods's public apology Monday has thrown a spotlightyet again — on sex addiction, and it's time for us to change how we talk about it. » 2/24/10 6:00pm 2/24/10 6:00pm

Moms To Blame For Male Mistreatment Of Women

Young boys who look at porn are reportedly more likely to view women as sex objects. "It doesn't mean that every young person is going out to rape somebody but it does increase the likelihood." » 1/25/10 3:00pm 1/25/10 3:00pm

"In Trader Joe's, People Smile Knowingly:" The Life Of A Sex Rehab Alum

In a hilarious essay for The Daily Beast, Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew alumnus Duncan Roy alleges that Drew's a fraud, the show was artificially packed with porn stars, and — most shocking — the experience actually helped him. » 12/18/09 6:00pm 12/18/09 6:00pm

Oprah: When Love Addiction Morphs Into Sex Addiction

On today's episode, Dr. Drew and some cast members from Sex Rehab discussed the treatment process. The conversation turned to how sex addiction can differ between the sexes, explaining that some women—like Amber—aren't interested in intercourse at all. » 11/23/09 8:00pm 11/23/09 8:00pm

A Sex Addiction We Can Believe In

Perhaps, like me, you hear the words "sex addict" and roll your eyes. But sometimes you hear about something that totally changes your attitude. Even if, yes, it's called "Confessions of a Toxic Bachelor." » 11/03/09 2:00pm 11/03/09 2:00pm

Sex Rehab: Who Doesn't Love Sex And Masturbation?

On last night's premiere of Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew, eight (minor celebrity) patients who love sex, masturbation, and porn checked into treatment for their sexual compulsions. Their stories lead the viewer to ask, "Am I a sex addict?" » 11/02/09 7:20pm 11/02/09 7:20pm