Is Sex Addiction Real? Doctors Weighs In

“You almost went Eric Benét/Let the baddest girl in the world get away/I don’t even know what else to say/Nigga, never go Eric Benét” – Jay-Z on the song “Kill”

Every time one of these famous guys gets busted, they end up in sex rehab.
Tiger Woods, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, and Eric Benet, who was name checked by Jay-Z on the song “Kill” for losing Halle Berry, have all ended up in therapy and have undergone treatment for their addictions.
So what is sex addiction, and is it real?
While some of the figures are no doubt, using sex addiction as an explanation to cover up their disgraceful behavior, Dr. Manny Alvarez says sex addiction is real.

“People who are ordinary people who have sex addictions often lay in bed for days, or they will go and get risky sex partners.” – Dr. Kathryn Smerling.

According to Dr. Smerling, the key difference between sex addiction and other addictions is the personal nature of the problem.
“Sex addiction is different from other addictions,” Dr. Kathryn Smerling explained to Dr. Manny. “The addiction of alcohol or drug addiction, you are harming yourself. You do leave a bunch of harm to other people in the process of doing it. But with sex addiction, you are purposely abusing other people.”

From a clinical perspective, sex addicts cannot function in real life, unlike disgraced actors like Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein.