sexual addiction

(redirected from Sex addict)
A mental condition characterised by a lack of control of one’s sexual behaviour; compulsive and ritualised sexuoerotic hyperactivity, often under specific conditions and in response to specific or stylised stimuli

sexual addiction

Sex compulsion Sexology Compulsive and ritualized sexuoerotic hyperactivity, generally under specific sexuoerotic conditions and stimuli. See Sexaholics Anonymous.
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WE LOVE DOCUMENTARY STORYVILLE: SEX ADDICT HEIST - THE DOG (10pm BBC4) ON August 22, 1972 John Wojtowicz held up the Chase Manhattan Bank in Brooklyn New York to get money to pay for his gay lover's sex change operation.
Sullivan (Michael Sullivan (Michael Fassbender) is a sex addict who has Fassbender) is a sex addict who has carefully structured his life around his compulsion in Shame (Channel 4, tomorrow, 10pm).
BRANDON Sullivan (Michael Sullivan (Michael Fassbender) is a sex addict who has Fassbender) is a sex addict who has carefully structured his life around his compulsion in Shame (Channel 4, tomorrow, 10pm).
DEAR ANNIE: I've dealt with a family member who has been a sex addict for years.
Price, who has been married three times and is estranged from her current husband Kieran Hayler, recently revealed on a radio show that her kids know that Hayler is a sex addict.
As he and his disciples see it, anyone not in a conventional monogamous relationship, particularly if he is also a fan of pornography and other forms of adult entertainment such as strip clubs, is a sex addict.
who will announce, with just the right mix of scorn, smirk, gravity, and total confidence that so-and-so is a sex addict.
The sex addict needs to find out what type of sex addict he or she is and address the intimacy anorexia to have a healthy marriage or relationship.
I sympathise with the amount of stick Ryan is getting, calling him a sex addict and everything, but it doesn't surprise me.
Many were shocked when X-Files star David Duchovny announced that he was getting treatment for being a sex addict - not least because he has a beautiful wife, actress Tea Leoni.
I ONCE spent an hour in the company of Irvine Laidlaw - the Tory multi-millionaire who recently admitted being a sex addict - and am sad to report that he showed no interest whatsoever in wanting to make sweet love to me.
Our research to date suggests that the role of the family and trauma play a very large part in the making of a sex addict.