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Lindsey
08-28-2008, 08:29 PM
(From People) (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20222358,00.html)
David Duchovny has entered a rehabilitation center for sex addiction, his lawyer, Stanton "Larry" Stein, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction," the actor says in an exclusive statement. "I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family."

Duchovny, 48, has been married to actress Téa Leoni since 1997. They have two children, daughter Madelaine West, 9, and son Kyd, 6.

Well... I wish him the best of luck. Has anybody watched his show on Showtime?

john_rambo
08-28-2008, 08:32 PM
Wow... just... wow... I dunno what to say about this... lol... uh... wow.

Sigur509
08-28-2008, 08:33 PM
So californicaiton wasn't much of a stretch for him I guess?



Brilliant show BTW.



Um....hope he breaks his addiction...

How do you know if your addicted to sex? I diddle my widdle quite a bit sometimes. But how much is TOO much?

JJFlamingo
08-28-2008, 08:33 PM
What can ya say? The man likes to Fuck...:D

AshleysDad
08-28-2008, 08:39 PM
Is he just doing Tea or other women too? If just Tea, I don't see a problem. Two kids and she is still hot. I am betting he is doing tons of women and this is a ploy to stay married.

D.B. Cooper
08-28-2008, 08:50 PM
How do you know if your addicted to sex? I diddle my widdle quite a bit sometimes. But how much is TOO much?

Haha, diddle my widdle. That made me laugh. Rehab wont work Dave. The only way to cure sex addiction is to marry Catherine Zeta-Jones. Well, it cured Michael.

Reigh Kaufman
08-28-2008, 09:17 PM
All he did in 'The Red Shoe Diaries' was walk on the beach and muse about sex for three years. He had a lot of catching up to do.

P.S. I'm not accusing anyone - it's not my affair - but sex rehab always says to me: "I've been caught cheating on my partner".

-Looks at Michael Douglas in a shifty way-

FLAME_ON
08-28-2008, 09:17 PM
I remember hearing a while back that, on The X-Files, the running gag of Mulder being a perv was based on Duchovny's own pervertedness.

I'm guessing what used to be a silly personality trait, turned into a problem.

Watch out JJFlamingo.

KcMsterpce
08-28-2008, 09:19 PM
I am betting he is doing tons of women and this is a ploy to stay married.

Rob Lowe went to sex addiction treatment 20 years ago. He wasn't married at the time, either.

ElderPredator
08-28-2008, 09:23 PM
We all should know by now that "sex addiction is a disease."

http://i37.tinypic.com/mlpkyd.jpg

LordSimen
08-28-2008, 09:34 PM
And here I was thinking Californication was out of character for him. How niave I was. :D

electriclite
08-28-2008, 09:35 PM
Call me kooky but this is not too much a surprise, and no not because he stars in Californication.

I recall back in his X-Files days, when reading interviews about him there was always a quoted cheeky little sexual quip made by him. Like almost everytime. I know that's not "the smoking gun" of evidence, but it always caught my attention as something uniquely him.

Rob Lowe went to sex addiction treatment 20 years ago. He wasn't married at the time, either.

No, but he did get caught on camera having sex with an underage girl.

Reigh's theory still stands. :D

ElderPredator
08-28-2008, 09:42 PM
I've been a sex addict ever since I first laid eyes on Angelina Jolie years ago...

dennisv
08-28-2008, 09:44 PM
I've been a sex addict ever since I first laid eyes on hentai years ago...

Tsk.

Vong
08-28-2008, 10:44 PM
They have centres for sex addictions? I didn't know having sex too much was an addiction...

Robot
08-28-2008, 10:53 PM
Is it bad that the first thought I had when reading the title of the thread was "Damn, I wish I was on the receiving end of this addiction"?

Hope everything works out for him and Tea. They seemed like a good couple.

Tweek
08-28-2008, 11:01 PM
I've been a sex addict ever since I first laid eyes on Angelina Jolie years ago...

Totally the same thing.

AshleysDad
08-28-2008, 11:19 PM
Rob Lowe went to sex addiction treatment 20 years ago. He wasn't married at the time, either.

He did it to meet more kinky chicks. Now a man that should go to Sex Rehab is Chirsty Brinkly's soon to be ex husband. How much was he spending on internet porn a month?

thedudeman69
08-28-2008, 11:35 PM
wow. Mulder is a perv

Kevin Smith fan
08-28-2008, 11:36 PM
The term "addicted" is thrown around way too much these days. People can be addicted to almost anything and suddenly once you admit to it, you're turned into some helpless victim of a crippling condition.

The guy obviously likes to fuck, and if he's gotta wife and the "family decision" is that its become a problem, chances are he got caught fucking around. Just because he got caught cheating doesn't mean he's suffering from some great mental disability. He knew what he was doing. He's only covering because now his wife knows too.

NuclearMisfit
08-28-2008, 11:48 PM
"I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family."

Does this line make anyone else feel a bit uncomfortable? Like how are you gonna deal with the kids?

Man I wish I had the problem of being addicted to sex.

unspoken
08-28-2008, 11:49 PM
I understand curing drug and alcohol addictions, do something to make them break the cycle and not want to do what they're addicted to anymore. But a sex addiction? It's the release you're looking for, so what do they do to curb you from the release...duct tape sandpaper to your hands and sit you in front of a TV to watch repeated viewings of homemade sex tapes starring Rosie O'Donnell?

moose1132
08-28-2008, 11:55 PM
This is one of those things that's surprising, but not really once you think about it for a second. I remember how there was always a running joke on the X-files that Mulder was addicted to porn. And if anyone has seen Californication (which IS brilliant), then it becomes really obvious.

And yeah, I just want to say again Californication is awesome and it's amazing how quickly Duchovny shook off looking like the Mulder character I was so used to seeing him as.

NuclearMisfit
08-28-2008, 11:59 PM
I understand curing drug and alcohol addictions, do something to make them break the cycle and not want to do what they're addicted to anymore. But a sex addiction? It's the release you're looking for, so what do they do to curb you from the release...duct tape sandpaper to your hands and sit you in front of a TV to watch repeated viewings of homemade sex tapes starring Rosie O'Donnell?

I shivered just reading that

wouldnt need sandpaper for that cause my hands would be to busy gouging my eyes out.

Sigur509
08-29-2008, 12:02 AM
I've already spanked it twice to that pic of Jenna Fischer.

NuclearMisfit
08-29-2008, 12:06 AM
So did I, the woman is delicious

http://beerandnews.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/jenna_fisher_sexy.jpg

electriclite
08-29-2008, 12:08 AM
I understand curing drug and alcohol addictions, do something to make them break the cycle and not want to do what they're addicted to anymore. But a sex addiction? It's the release you're looking for, so what do they do to curb you from the release...duct tape sandpaper to your hands and sit you in front of a TV to watch repeated viewings of homemade sex tapes starring Rosie O'Donnell?
Well the thing with subtance abuse that is similar to sex addiction is that both parties are self-medicating a personal issue the wrong way and they can't stop.

Sex addiction is real, unfortunately nowadays most of these Hollywood types are co-opting the affliction to cover up plain old-fashioned ASSHOLE behavior!

Tweek
08-29-2008, 12:32 AM
Addiction=misunderstood. Maybe not in this case, maybe so.

But I can see how it might be a foreign concept though. And then there aren't "real addictions" no matter how it might be messing someone up.

It's both physical and psychological. Alcoholism is much debated... Some people have to... As opposed to things like blackuts and convulsions. But misunderstood.

Other things are more compulsive... Someone may like the physical response of sexual activities, that doesn't mean they like themselves for it.

But sex is something considered universal for just about anyone to relate to so people have the (actual [and that is determinable]) addicts pegged... Or not.


I'll just leave these brochures.:rolleyes:

Tweek
08-29-2008, 12:34 AM
Sex addiction is real, unfortunately nowadays most of these Hollywood types are co-opting the affliction to cover up plain old-fashioned ASSHOLE behavior!

Damn you for making more sense than me once again!:D

TeeRay
08-29-2008, 12:54 AM
So...no 3rd season of Californication?

Strangely, after seeing that show, and hearing this news, its hard to have sympathy. But, best of luck.

SkyNet
08-29-2008, 01:27 AM
so did he cheat on Tea leoni??

cuz that i wouldnt get.. cuz Tea Leoni is SUPER fucking hot!

as for sex addiction... i believe in it.. cuz i have a friend who has a gf, yet cheats on her all the time.. and ok, ya ya, some could make the case he is "Being a guy" (which i find to be BS, cuz you dont cheat... you just dont, i dont believe in it, and you just dont do it).. but he will go to a bar and bring back like some 50 year old nasty bitch, and bang her, or other undesirable chicks, and his response always "I was just gettin my dick wet"! (Of course this is the same kid who drinks 3 beers and is wasted beyond belief)!

hrdude
08-29-2008, 03:26 AM
[QUOTE=SkyNet;2852963]as for sex addiction... i believe in it.. cuz i have a friend who has a gf, yet cheats on her all the time.. QUOTE]


Thats not sex addiction, that's just being an asshole.

Enjoyed the first season of Californication. Isn't the second season kicking off next month... Me thinks a bit of promotion wouldn't be out of the question;)

The Postmaster General
08-29-2008, 03:36 AM
Something should be treated if it interrupts your life and prevents you from doing what you want to do. It's not just a matter of you liking to do something a lot.

A person might masturbate 10 times a day, but it's not really a problem unless they are skipping work to jerk off, or getting in trouble with the law (public masturbation), or in extreme cases causing bodily harm from excessive masturbation.

That's the common thread with addiction - the disruption in your life that you are unable to control, despite the consequences being fully known to you and you wanted to stop.

It isn't a matter of just causing health issues or what not - it's about not being able to stop when you want to stop. That is addiction. Some people might be perfectly cool with drinking themselves to death, but it is the person who has liver damage and can't stop drinking because they want to live who would benefit from treatment.

Same in the case of a sex addiction. Some people need to treat it because they find themselves in trouble with the law, like picking up prostitutes to feed their need, but if in David's case if it is just about him wanting to keep his marriage and that somehow makes him out to be an asshole, I say we need more assholes like that in the world.

echo_bravo
08-29-2008, 03:59 AM
This is pretty common now in today's society IMO.

A lot of people, for the most part, are just so oversexed its not even funny. There are a lot of nymphos out there for sure.

For example, one of my good friends is only 25 and he has slept with well over 100 different women. Now, I dont know about you but thats a LOT.:eek:

In Duchovny's case it could be legit. The guy could have a serious problem with sex. It can be like a drug for some people. They need it every waking minute. OR it could be a cop out for him cause he was banging numerous other women.

Reigh Kaufman
08-29-2008, 04:50 AM
For example, one of my good friends is only 25 and he has slept with well over 100 different women. Now, I dont know about you but thats a LOT.:eek:



That's actually quite low for me.

But, hey, it's been a slow week.

(Copyright 'Loaded Weapon', 1993).

:p

RustyRazor
08-29-2008, 10:12 AM
Eric Benet said he had the same thing and he was sleeping around on Halle Berry cause of his "sex addiction".

I'm sorry but sex addiction to me seems to equal "I can't keep it in my pants when I see an attractive woman" and while you definitely need help for it, I don't see using the word "addiction" in reference to it.

People hooked on cigarettes, drugs, or alcohol have an actual addiction.
If they try to kick it, they go into withdrawl. I've seen people go through it.

So, you go into withdrawl if you're not fucking everything that moves in this case? (Does anyone on this site know someone suffering this "addiction"? Please tell me if I'm wrong.)

Don't want to seem callous, but monogamy in our society is a lost art and I
think when terms like "sex addict" become prevalent and acceptable, it takes a giant steaming crap on the idea of a relationship and if you're married, the building blocks of a good marriage.

Sounds like a cop out.
But tell me if I'm wrong.

MoovEDude
08-29-2008, 10:12 AM
Let's see, I've been masturbating since about the age of 5 - before I even knew what it was, I knew it felt good. Plus I LOVE sex - even with other people - so, I'm an addict kinda like I am with coffee. If I dont at least jerk off (to completion) at least twice a week (the rest of the week is spent "edging" :D) or get my coffee DAILY, I just aint right...and I am totally find with these addictions :)

KenSPT
08-29-2008, 10:27 AM
Let's see, I've been masturbating since about the age of 5 - before I even knew what it was, I knew it felt good.

That is easily one of the most disturbing things I've ever read ...

bigred760
08-29-2008, 10:48 AM
It's gotta be pretty tough to tell if you're addicted to sex if you're a guy.


Right?

Tweek
08-29-2008, 11:03 AM
I'm sorry but sex addiction to me seems to equal "I can't keep it in my pants when I see an attractive woman" and while you definitely need help for it, I don't see using the word "addiction" in reference to it.

Well, like BubbaStrangelove posted (better than I did lol) if it's interrupting your life, if you are dependent on it then that's when, well anything has to get treated really!



People hooked on cigarettes, drugs, or alcohol have an actual addiction.
If they try to kick it, they go into withdrawl. I've seen people go through it.

Yeah, it's not fun for 'em. When I was in an ER a few weeks ago there was a fellow in the next section (it was separated by a curtain) who was in there for his alcohol withdrawals of a severe kind.

(Does anyone on this site know someone suffering this "addiction"? Please tell me if I'm wrong.)

Well... Addictions to non-drug related things, yes.

Don't want to seem callous, but monogamy in our society is a lost art and I
think when terms like "sex addict" become prevalent and acceptable, it takes a giant steaming crap on the idea of a relationship and if you're married, the building blocks of a good marriage.

The term sex addiction does? Meh? I confused. There's promiscuity and then there's dependence.


Sounds like a cop out.
But tell me if I'm wrong.[/QUOTE]

It's okay. We're none of us perfect.
-Homer J. Simpson

Tweek
08-29-2008, 11:04 AM
It's gotta be pretty tough to tell if you're addicted to sex if you're a guy.


Right?


Was that intended as sarcasm, Sir?

The Heart Collector
08-29-2008, 12:12 PM
The term "addicted" is thrown around way too much these days. People can be addicted to almost anything and suddenly once you admit to it, you're turned into some helpless victim of a crippling condition.

The guy obviously likes to fuck, and if he's gotta wife and the "family decision" is that its become a problem, chances are he got caught fucking around. Just because he got caught cheating doesn't mean he's suffering from some great mental disability. He knew what he was doing. He's only covering because now his wife knows too.

You have no idea what you're talking about, and there's no possible way you could even know, considering the limited information in the article. Thanks for the analysis, though. I'm assuming you are a psychiatrist.

The Heart Collector
08-29-2008, 12:14 PM
*Tom Cruise complains about the existence or lack thereof of psychological issues regarding post-partum depression*

Joblo.com: OH THAT FUCKING TOM CRUISE HOW DARE HE SUGGEST THAT


*some guy enters sex addiction therapy*

Joblo.com: SEX ADDICTION DOESN'T EXIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CuatroDiablos
08-29-2008, 01:30 PM
Maybe he started fucking his dogs and cats.

The Postmaster General
08-29-2008, 01:43 PM
Sounds like a cop out.
But tell me if I'm wrong.


You're not wrong, but I don't feel you're looking at the complete definition of addiction in that it's something that interferes with your life.

Your brain chemistry adapts to your behavior. It's a scientific fact with evidence behind it. That behavior can be anything: playing on the computer, tapping your foot, not surprising your farts in public, chewing your nails....

Some habits interfere with your life, while others don't.

In the case of physical addiction, you can't stop using something without getting sick, which interferes with your life. In the case of behaviors, it's the same thing, even with physical affects albeit on a smaller level (remember those chemical changes). You want to not do something because it is getting you in trouble, but it's not as easy as just flipping a switch, like it's not easy to stop biting your nails on day one.

Checking into treatment for an addiction is a person saying they want to stop the behavior, and whether they want to stop because they got in trouble, or are scared of getting in trouble is not really relevant because the fact of the matter is that the behavior they want to stop will get them in trouble. Whether they stop on their own or with the help of therapy is not really an interest. For some people, the comfort of "professional help" is what they want to help themselves.

Don't get me wrong, I both think monogamy has been corroded, and I think some people seek therapy for the wrong reasons. I just think that if someone wants to get therapy in an effort to remain monogamous, that's better than not. I also feel that monogamy is really on an upswing in America. The fact that a show about swingers has made it onto the Disney owned ABC channel only point me to believe we've gotten past that stage in our culture where it's happening for real in the halls of secrecy and shame and are now looking at it as a subject of entertainment.

ElderPredator
08-29-2008, 02:20 PM
C'mon people, let's keep this thread purely funny and sexy.... :)

thedudeman69
08-29-2008, 02:22 PM
C'mon people, let's keep this thread purely funny and sexy.... :)

you a mod now?

ElderPredator
08-29-2008, 02:32 PM
you a mod now?

I'm just joking dude, hence the smiley face on the end of my quote. It gets a bit heated though sometimes.

The Postmaster General
08-29-2008, 02:44 PM
Just because there's a discussion doesn't mean it's heated. I'm seriously confused by your comment, Elder.

thedudeman69
08-29-2008, 02:53 PM
I'm just joking dude, hence the smiley face on the end of my quote. It gets a bit heated though sometimes.
It will always get heated. it's a forum

bigred760
08-29-2008, 02:55 PM
It will always get heated. it's a forum

Especially when it's about sex.

ElderPredator
08-29-2008, 03:21 PM
Just because there's a discussion doesn't mean it's heated. I'm seriously confused by your comment, Elder.

I said it because someone said in a post that another schmoe had no idea what he was talking about and so forth. That's why I said it. Besides, I was kidding to being with.

Elgyn
08-29-2008, 03:32 PM
I said it because someone said in a post that another schmoe had no idea what he was talking about and so forth. That's why I said it. Besides, I was kidding to being with.

Yeah pal, well whatever your intentions were, you were a total JERK for suggesting that we try to keep the thread lighthearted.;)

This thread is getting so heated, I don`t know whether to start a fight or masterbate!

P.S. - My personnel suspician: he got caught cheating.

DRbeauty
08-29-2008, 04:07 PM
Hmm, this story is interesting. You can be addicted to sex like you just like anything else. While people become addicted to things that are physically addicting, such as painkillers, there is also psychological addiction. Sex addiction acts in the same way as addiction to heroin. You are addicted to the physical euphoria, and you may also be self-medicating for mental issues such as depression, bipolar disease, or just plain old self-esteem issues. Like someone else posted earlier. Addiction is classified when it interferes with your life. I think that is true of sex addiction. If you are constantly severing your relationships with people or contracting STDs, because you can't keep your dick in your pants, so to speak, than yes it is an addiction. Food addiction is another great example.

Okay, stepping off my soapbox now. I'm not saying he actually has an addiction. I wonder why they chose to announce it publicly?

ElderPredator
08-29-2008, 04:39 PM
Could you imagine being a sex addict and hanging around on a set all day with Gillian Anderson? Yikes, my hat's off to you David! :)

http://i33.tinypic.com/2vsg1gn.jpg

MoovEDude
08-29-2008, 05:40 PM
That is easily one of the most disturbing things I've ever read ...

Really? and You're on the Internet? :eek:

The Postmaster General
08-29-2008, 05:59 PM
I said it because someone said in a post that another schmoe had no idea what he was talking about and so forth. That's why I said it. Besides, I was kidding to being with.

Are you insulting me?

I am Cornholio!

LOL.

Cool, I missed that because I usually ignore that kind of stuff. Not that I don't read the post and take the points, but just trying to cut the fat and get to the real meat.

FLAME_ON
08-29-2008, 10:33 PM
http://i33.tinypic.com/2vsg1gn.jpg

Damn it... Now I'm a sex addict. :(

eljefe15
08-30-2008, 01:56 AM
What does it mean to be addicted to sex? I mean wouldn't most men be considered to be addicted to sex?

The Postmaster General
08-30-2008, 03:23 AM
What does it mean to be addicted to sex? I mean wouldn't most men be considered to be addicted to sex?

It causes significant distress or impairment in social, occiupational, or other important areas of functioning. In other words, the addiction becomes an issue.

So, a porn star might not have an issue with sex addiction, but if he stopped being a porn star and became a gymnastic coach he might want to seek treatment to get over it.

RustyRazor
08-30-2008, 09:46 AM
You're not wrong, but I don't feel you're looking at the complete definition of addiction in that it's something that interferes with your life.

Your brain chemistry adapts to your behavior. It's a scientific fact with evidence behind it. That behavior can be anything: playing on the computer, tapping your foot, not surprising your farts in public, chewing your nails....

Some habits interfere with your life, while others don't.

In the case of physical addiction, you can't stop using something without getting sick, which interferes with your life. In the case of behaviors, it's the same thing, even with physical affects albeit on a smaller level (remember those chemical changes). You want to not do something because it is getting you in trouble, but it's not as easy as just flipping a switch, like it's not easy to stop biting your nails on day one.

Checking into treatment for an addiction is a person saying they want to stop the behavior, and whether they want to stop because they got in trouble, or are scared of getting in trouble is not really relevant because the fact of the matter is that the behavior they want to stop will get them in trouble. Whether they stop on their own or with the help of therapy is not really an interest. For some people, the comfort of "professional help" is what they want to help themselves.

Don't get me wrong, I both think monogamy has been corroded, and I think some people seek therapy for the wrong reasons. I just think that if someone wants to get therapy in an effort to remain monogamous, that's better than not. I also feel that monogamy is really on an upswing in America. The fact that a show about swingers has made it onto the Disney owned ABC channel only point me to believe we've gotten past that stage in our culture where it's happening for real in the halls of secrecy and shame and are now looking at it as a subject of entertainment.

I agree with you, Bub.
If it's something interfering with your life, getting help for it is important and I don't want to belittle that.
Just seems to me like being addicted to sex (for more of the hornier men than those guys who actually have a problem) is an excuse to screw around like there's no tomorrow.

Tweek
08-30-2008, 09:51 AM
Just seems to me like being addicted to sex (for more of the hornier men than those guys who actually have a problem) is an excuse to screw around like there's no tomorrow.

Well we're talking about someone who is seeking treatment for it. I don't think he can use that as an excuse. Could he have done that anyway? Like the wifey would be completely okay with it? :confused:

RustyRazor
08-30-2008, 10:36 AM
Well we're talking about someone who is seeking treatment for it. I don't think he can use that as an excuse. Could he have done that anyway? Like the wifey would be completely okay with it? :confused:

Removing Duchovny from this, I'm referring to those guys who have "phonebooks" filled with women's numbers and a girlfriend / wife at home and when they get busted, they suddenly admit to being a sex addict.

THIS I've seen before and it sickens me.
If you've got a problem, I say you should seek help and more power to you.
If you can't keep it in your pants despite having someone around you that cares about you, I say you should be kicked fairly hard with a steel toed boot in your sack to help clarify things.

APzombie
08-30-2008, 04:09 PM
I feel terrible for anyone who has sexual lust more than me, or most people in their 20's for that matter. In all seriousness, i can't imagine it getting any worse, but i for those who have it worse, God bless you.

eljefe15
08-30-2008, 04:29 PM
Sexual Addiction

The term “sexual addiction” is used to describe the behavior of a person who has an unusually intense sex drive or an obsession with sex. Sex and the thought of sex tend to dominate the sex addict's thinking, making it difficult to work or engage in healthy personal relationships.

Sex addicts engage in distorted thinking, often rationalizing and justifying their behavior and blaming others for problems. They generally deny they have a problem and make excuses for their actions.

Sexual addiction also is associated with risk-taking. A person with a sex addiction engages in various forms of sexual activity, despite the potential for negative and/or dangerous consequences. In addition to damaging the addict's relationships and interfering with his or her work and social life, a sexual addiction also puts the person at risk for emotional and physical injury.

Pretty much 90% of men do this or have done this at one point or another.

For some people, the sex addiction progresses to involve illegal activities, such as exhibitionism (exposing oneself in public), making obscene phone calls, or molestation. However, it should be noted that sex addicts do not necessarily become sex offenders.

This makes a little more sense to be classified as sex addiction.

Behaviors associated with sexual addiction include:

* Compulsive masturbation (self-stimulation)
* Multiple affairs (extra-marital affairs)
* Multiple or anonymous sexual partners and/or one-night stands
* Consistent use of pornography
* Unsafe sex
* Phone or computer sex (cybersex)
* Prostitution or use of prostitutes
* Exhibitionism
* Obsessive dating through personal ads
* Voyeurism (watching others) and/or stalking
* Sexual harassment
* Molestation/rape

Generally, a person with a sex addiction gains little satisfaction from the sexual activity and forms no emotional bond with his or her sex partners. In addition, the problem of sex addiction often leads to feelings of guilt and shame. A sex addict also feels a lack of control over the behavior, despite negative consequences (financial, health, social, and emotional).
How Is Sexual Addiction Treated?

Most sex addicts live in denial of their addiction, and treating an addiction is dependent on the person accepting and admitting that he or she has a problem. In many cases, it takes a significant event -- such as the loss of a job, the break-up of a marriage, an arrest, or health crisis -- to force the addict to admit to his or her problem.

Treatment of sexual addiction focuses on controlling the addictive behavior and helping the person develop a healthy sexuality. Treatment includes education about healthy sexuality, individual counseling, and marital and/or family therapy. Support groups and 12 step recovery programs for people with sexual addictions (like Sex Addicts Anonymous) also are available. In some cases, medications used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder may be used to curb the compulsive nature of the sex addiction. These medications include Prozac and Anafranil.

xseanymacx
09-01-2008, 09:09 PM
Let's see, I've been masturbating since about the age of 5 - before I even knew what it was, I knew it felt good. Plus I LOVE sex - even with other people - so, I'm an addict kinda like I am with coffee. If I dont at least jerk off (to completion) at least twice a week (the rest of the week is spent "edging" :D) or get my coffee DAILY, I just aint right...and I am totally find with these addictions :)

Damn that's it? If I'm not wanking every day to stay in top shape for when I hit the bars Thurs.-Sat. I feel out of whack for a while.

But I'm also 21. I'm supposed to be a horny perv;)

Tweek
09-01-2008, 09:48 PM
Damn that's it? If I'm not wanking every day to stay in top shape for when I hit the bars Thurs.-Sat. I feel out of whack for a while.

But I'm also 21. I'm supposed to be a horny perv;)

I've jacked it twice since I've been here.


(Yeah, I know...)

electriclite
09-01-2008, 11:37 PM
Check this quote from (of all magazines) Playboy in 1997 (before he was married):

"I'm not a sex addict. I have never been to those meetings. It's hurtful to my family and if I was involved with a woman in a monogamous relationship, it would be hurtful to her.

"There was another story claiming I was a neat freak. If I had to choose one of the two, I think I'd rather be a sex addict. It's not funny and I'll be glad when it goes away."



Btw, I've read in some cases of sex addiction where the sufferer is married, they've foregone sex with their spouse to get off on internet porn and pictures. There are variations of sex addiction.

The Postmaster General
09-03-2008, 03:49 AM
I agree with you, Bub.
If it's something interfering with your life, getting help for it is important and I don't want to belittle that.
Just seems to me like being addicted to sex (for more of the hornier men than those guys who actually have a problem) is an excuse to screw around like there's no tomorrow.

Removing Duchovny from this, I'm referring to those guys who have "phonebooks" filled with women's numbers and a girlfriend / wife at home and when they get busted, they suddenly admit to being a sex addict.


Yeah, at the same time, that is rock bottom for someone. What you seem to mostly be talking about it is the difference from people who don't want to hit rock bottom again, and the people who just want to get out of getting caught at rock bottom for now.





Sexual addiction also is associated with risk-taking. A person with a sex addiction engages in various forms of sexual activity, despite the potential for negative and/or dangerous consequences. In addition to damaging the addict's relationships and interfering with his or her work and social life, a sexual addiction also puts the person at risk for emotional and physical injury.

90%? Where are you getting that number?


Btw, I've read in some cases of sex addiction where the sufferer is married, they've foregone sex with their spouse to get off on internet porn and pictures. There are variations of sex addiction.


That's a good cause where it could interfere with your life, unless you wife is cool with you looking at pictures instead, I guess...

Lindsey
09-03-2008, 12:04 PM
Btw, I've read in some cases of sex addiction where the sufferer is married, they've foregone sex with their spouse to get off on internet porn and pictures. There are variations of sex addiction.

Yeah! Thats what Duchovny is claiming. He has an addiction to porn...

Tweek
09-03-2008, 12:41 PM
Yeah! Thats what Duchovny is claiming. He has an addiction to porn...
Really? Ah... In my gallery of colorful people I know, there's a dude who's got that problem. Details of that are irrelevant. But if it is true then... Well... I dunno. (I'm so damn eloquent.)

The Postmaster General
09-04-2008, 01:50 AM
Yeah! Thats what Duchovny is claiming. He has an addiction to porn...

Awesome - a little bit of confirmation that this is all about more than just "gettin' some".

boiledeggs456
09-05-2008, 05:53 PM
http://pics.fort90.com/forum/I_want_to_believe.jpg

those..eyes! those horrible prying eyes! i guess mulder couldnt keep his secrets buried for long.

AshleysDad
09-05-2008, 10:47 PM
Despite earlier reports that claimed David Duchovny’s sex addiction only involved Internet interactions, the National Enquirer alleges the “Californication” star cheated in the flesh.

According to one Enquirer source, David cheated on wife Téa Leoni many times over the course of their marriage, and only admitted to the affairs after she grew suspicious and confronted him.

“(David) said Téa gave him an ultimatum: Get treatment or our marriage is over,” an insider revealed. “She felt it was ruining their marriage and affecting their kids.”

The actor is now enrolled in a 35-day treatment program at The Meadows rehab center in Arizona.

Before marrying Téa in 1997, David spoke to Playgirl magazine and denied his then-rumored struggle with sex addiction.

“I’m not a sex addict,” David said at the time. “I have never been to those meetings. It’s hurtful to my family and if I was involved with a woman in a monogamous relationship, it would be hurtful to her.”


Of course he did. What an idiot, but it is like my friend says, "Being married is like eating out at the same restaurant everynight." I give them less than 2 years and she is out of there. Therapy never works. Now if she said, "Cheat on me again and I will cut off your penis." Then he might think twice about it.

The Postmaster General
09-06-2008, 02:08 AM
Yay divorce!

FLAME_ON
09-12-2008, 12:30 AM
I found this and thought it would be most appropriate:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/gaffsie/david_duchovny_16.jpg

The Postmaster General
09-12-2008, 02:06 AM
What the hell are you putting in your search engines?

therealjohng
09-12-2008, 02:20 AM
White dicks for black chicks

FLAME_ON
09-12-2008, 02:55 AM
What the hell are you putting in your search engines?

Hahaha oh man Bubba, it's funny that you should ask this. After seeing your avatar I thought, "Oh yeah there's that picture of Sarah Palin in a bikini!". So being the google-curious-horn-dog that I am, I searched "Sarah Palin bikini". And right there on the first page, I see Big Dave trying to groom his cock.