Sex addiction. Is it a real condition or just an excuse to sleep with as many people as possible? Many celebrities claim that it is a real compulsion and some have even sought therapy to help them quit!
Is there anything that Russell Brand hasn’t been addicted to? The mouthy Brit has gone on record to say that, in addition to being addicted to heroin, cocaine and booze, in 2005 he sought treatment at a Philadelphia center to cure his sex compulsion.
Well, he did marry a woman who became famous after appearing in a leaked homemade sex tape. So is it any surprise that Kanye West is a self-confessed sex addict? In 2009 he told Details magazine that his “drive” comes from “having a sexual addiction at a really young age.”
“I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction.” That’s what Californication actor David Duchovny said in 2008 when he briefly split from his then-wife Téa Leoni.
Jennie Ketcham (also known by her porn star name Penny Flame) is a self-confessed sex addict who appeared on Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew. In 2012 she told TheDailyBeast.com, “I don’t know that I’ll ever ‘embrace’ being a sex addict. I think that’s probably one of the most difficult things about addiction.”
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Like her Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew costar Ketcham, Kendra Jade Rossi is also a former porn star. During the VH1 reality TV show, she revealed that she was molested from the age of two and raped in her teens. “I used sex as a means of escape,” she admitted.
“I wake up every day, and I go boy hunting to get a hit of the guy.” That’s what former Sports Illustrated swimwear model (and Dr. Drew rehab alumnae) Amber Smith had to say about her admitted love and sex addiction.
In an interview with TODAY former ESPN analyst Steve Phillips opened up about his sex addiction. His compulsion was revealed after his affair with 22-year-old production assistant Brooke Hundley blew up in his face after she contacted his wife and son. He said, “People look at sex addiction as an excuse; it’s not an excuse.”
Calum Best – the son of legendary soccer play George Best – confessed to being a sex addict back in 2007. A former beau of Lindsay Lohan, the Brit-American told the U.K’s The Sun newspaper in 2007, “I’ve got a problem. Sometimes I end up with one woman, other times I end up with two.”
Not only has professional surfer James Lovett appeared on Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew he has confessed to sleeping with several of his friends’ wives.