In January 2010, the mass media were full of stories about the US golfer Tiger Woods checking into a rehabilitation clinic to be treated for his ‘sex addiction’. This is not the first time a celebrity has said that an addiction to sex was the reason for their infidelity. Similar stories have surfaced for actors such as Michael Douglas and David Duchovny. I was contacted by a number of national newspapers which wanted to know if sex addiction is a real medical condition or a convenient excuse for someone to give when they are caught being unfaithful to their partner. This is not an easy question to answer, as it depends on:
● the individual in question
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