Posts tagged "sex addiction"

The Soapbox: On Sex Addiction, Sex Work & The Wall Street Intern Who Quit Her Job To Pursue Porn

Last week, a Wall Street intern quit her job to pursue porn. Paige Jennings, who goes by Veronica Vain, was working at an Lazard's alternative-investments marketing group in New York when she “quit [Wall Street] before it fired me” (according to her Twitter page) after it was discovered she was tweeting…
By: Melissa Petro / January 21, 2015

True Story: My Ex-Boyfriend Was A Porn Addict

"You just don't know how to get me off," M. snapped. Humiliated, tears immediately sprang into my eyes. Every guy I had dated or hooked up with had always been more than pleased with our sex life.  M. had always had a problem getting and staying hard. But now that I was confronting him, he…
By: Rachel Khona / May 5, 2014

There’s Full-On Vagina In The Official “Nymphomaniac” Trailer (NSFW)

You'd better watch the full-length trailer for Lars von Trier’s "Nymph()maniac" before YouTube realizes that there's a fully exposed, bare vagina and pulls it. You ca…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 22, 2013

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sex Addiction

Before Tiger Woods gave his celebrity endorsement to sex addiction, we debated whether it's an easy excuse or a mental health issue. But now it seems more people are treating it as a serious condition. Sex addiction has gone mainstream in movies like "Shame" and now "Thanks For Sharing," out today. We already took a…
By: Tres Sugar / September 23, 2013

Watch Pink And Mark Ruffalo Play Sex Addicts In “Thanks For Sharing” Trailer

Mark Ruffalo, Pink, and Josh Gad  — who you might recognize from Broadway's "The Book Of Mormon" — are all sex addicts in a new, actually-looks-good-even-though-Gwyneth-Paltrow-is-in-it dramedy called "Thanks For Sharing." It will be pretty hard (no pun intended) to top "Shame" on the big screen sex addiction front, but I'll give sexypants Ruffalo a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 26, 2013

Porno ‘Boot Camp’ Helps Teens Tackle Addiction

Know a teen who's hooked on porn? The Oxbow Academy, a boot-camp style facility in Utah, is treating teenagers with pornography addictions by using holistic therapy, banning phones, and insisting on lie detector tests, the Daily Mirror reports. Dubbed the Porn School, Oxbow charges heavily—nearly $9,000 a month—but is trying to tackle a problem that increasingly afflict…
By: Newser / June 22, 2012

Tiger Woods Says Sex Rehab Taught Him No More Sex Without Feelings

What did Tiger Woods learn from his stint in sex addiction rehab? Don’t bang porn stars or strippers -- or anyone, for that matter -- unless you honestly love ‘em.  In an upcoming tell-all, The Big Miss, Tiger’s ex swing coach Hank Haney says the golfer told him of him recovery, "For the rest of my life…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 19, 2012

Raquel Welch Thinks Porn Has Made Us All Sex Addicts

"I think we’ve gotten to the point in our culture where we’re all sex addicts, literally. We have equated happiness in life with as many orgasms as you can possibly pack in, regardless of where it is that you deposit your love interest … It’s just dehumanizing. And I have to honestly say, I think…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 16, 2012

Morning Quickies: David Duchovny Pissed At Sex Addiction Book

David Duchovny's lawyers went off on the New York Post when it ran an article by a psychologist who trashed sex addiction as "nothing more than a pop-psychology phenomenon." The actor said he suffered from sex addiction when he separated from his wife Tea Leoni back in 2008 and wants no association with the psychologist…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2012

Michael Fassbender Snubbed For “Shame” Oscar Nomination Because America “Too Scared Of Sex”

"In America they're too scared of sex, that's why he wasn't nominated. If you look at the best actor list you're saying, 'Michael Fassbender is not on that list?' It's kind of crazy. But that's how it is, it's an American award, let them have it." -- "Shame" director Steve McQueen on why his star, Michael…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 2012

Former Sex Addict Scott Baio Plans Tell-All Book

Former "Happy Days" pin-up Scott Baio is set to reveal all about his romances and sex romps with stars like Brooke Shields, Lesley Ann Warren and Melissa Gilbert in a steamy new memoir. Baio, who played Chachi in the hit TV show and spin-off "Joanie Loves Chachi," battled sex addiction for years and now he's revealing his bedroom secrets with his famou…
By: Starpulse / February 10, 2012

Intervention: Cinderella Is A Sex Addict

Cinderella, she's got a problem -- a sex addiction problem. You wouldn't think it, with all the crinoline and lace she's always wearing, but the girl's got it bad. And it's time that the rest of her fairytale friends did something about it -- so they've staged an intervention. But ... it's not going so…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 16, 2011

Tim Robbins And Mark Ruffalo To Play Sex Addicts In New Movie

A year after starring in the show "Californication," a series about a novelist who can't say no to sex among other vices, David Duchovny checked himself into rehab for sex addiction for real. Let's hope the same fate does not await Tim Robbins and Mark Ruffalo. They have just signed on to star…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 14, 2011

Dear Wendy: “I’m Dating A Sex Addict”

It’s time again for “Shortcuts.” For every question, I’ll give my advice in three sentences or less, because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great, being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. Today we discu…
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 17, 2010

Mother Of A Teenage Sex Addict Is Suing Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks was not "smeyesing" when she heard about a possible lawsuit headed her way. Beverly McClendon, mother of self-proclaimed teen sex addict Jewel Ciera Washington has filed a complaint that "The Tyra Show" broke Georgia state labor laws by neglecting to notify her of her 15-year-old daughter Jewel's appearance on the show.
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 18, 2010

Girl Talk: I’m A Female Sex Addict In Recovery

When people think of sex addiction, they think of men like Tiger Woods and David Duchovny who got caught barreling headfirst down the hedonistic rabbit hole. But I am a female sex addict in the truest sense of the term. Thanks to sketchy DNA (I’ve also struggled with alcoholism and cocaine addiction) and sexually traumatic…
By: Abby Lee / August 23, 2010

Beware! The Wii Fit May Make You A Nympho

Please exercise extreme caution while getting fit lest you should become a sex addict. Let this be a warning to all you Wii Fit users out there. A 24-year-old UK woman is claiming that an injury caused by her Wii Fit has turned her into a raging nymphomaniac. Amanda Flowers (of course that’s her name)…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 16, 2010

Does Sex Rehab Work?

With the recent onslaught of celeb infidelity, we've seen the term "sex rehab" slinking into headlines with alarming frequency. David Duchovny kicked off the trend last year -- the "X Files" star spent two months in treatment for his self-proclaimed sex addiction. Duchovny and wife Tea Leoni separated briefly but appear to be going strong…
By: PopEater / April 6, 2010

Frisky Rant: Sex Addicted Isn’t Just The Way Guys Are

There’s always that one guy. You know, the one who undoes our progress as human beings. The man who claims we are powerless victims to our biological urges. Enter T. Byram Karasu, a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, who in a piece on The Daily Beast argues that Tiger Woods’ sexcapades were a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 25, 2010

I’m A Recovering Sex Addict

"Jennifer" is a recovering sex addict. She's not addict to drugs or alcohol, but she is addicted to having sex. While the stereotype of a sex addict is a) male and b) someone who engages in random sex, that wasn't Jennifer's MO. Instead, she was a chronic cheater, who couldn't stop herself, carrying…
By: Susannah Breslin / February 18, 2010
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