Monday, September 1, 2008

The Bullshit Button: Sex Addiction

I know there will be at least one "Sex Addiction is a real condition and not something to laugh at" comment from this post and let it be known that I am ready for battle.

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So last week, Fox Mulder himself declared that he has a sex addiction and is entering rehab.

He's nowhere near the first to venture down this road; Halle Berry's ex Eric Benet followed the same path and one of the Reservoir Dogs Tom Sizemore has got the itis too.

I'm calling bullshit.

Nothing against any of these guys - especially Duchovny who I'm a huge fan of - but I just don't buy the whole sex addiction thing. Coincidentally, neither did Eric Benet who later recanted and said he was just a stupid bastard who slept around even though he had one of the hottest women on the planet at home waiting for him.

What defines a sex addiction? I need to find out because for all I know, I could have one too.

I mean, it's not like these guys were holed up in a hotel for the last six months with porn on 24/7 humping everyone who came to the door or anything like that. Well, Sizemore maybe, but still. Duchovny has been busy making one of the best shows on television, Californication, where he plays, you guessed it, a writer who is a sex addict.

Thing is "Sex Addiction" isn't something clinical or scientific. The Holy Bible of Disorders and Addictions, the DSM, doesn't have a page you can turn to for causes and symptoms of Sex Addiction.

Why?

Because a sex addict is just someone who has a high sex drive and wants to do it all the time.

By those standards, a good chunk of the population of this planet can rightfully claim sex addiction, myself included.
"Honey, it's not that I just like looking at porn all day and having sex with random people, I have a sex addiction. Help me. I'm sick..."

Back in the day there was another name for Sex Addiction... grounds for divorce.

2 comments:

jennifer said...

Having a sex addiction, is a real condition, and its no something to laugh at.

Sorry had to say it just for fun! seeing no one else did..
But no it is a load of bullshit!

HAHA
Jenn

Chalk said...

Jennifer beat me to it.

Did they have that "I Am A Sex Addict" indie movie in the blockbusters up in Canada?