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The sex addiction controversy: Is it a real disorder or just an excuse for bad behavior? Marcos is a husband and father -- and self-admitted sex addict for over 17 years -- who says he’s had more than 3,000 sexual partners and even began working in the porn industry to satisfy his addiction. His wife, Yvette, says her husband’s betrayal triggered her drinking problem, and soon, she too was having affairs. Yvette claims she’s a “love addict” and is obsessed with meeting men outside her marriage. Is there validity to their claims, or are they just behaving badly? And, can they repair the damage they’ve done and save their relationship? Then, Staci -- another self-admitted sex addict -- says she meets men in seedy hotels, public parks and behind bars just to satisfy her overactive sex drive -- and has never said no to a proposition. She says she has even had sex with a stranger who called her cell phone by mistake. Will she be able to stop her destructive behavior? Then, is sex addiction real? Psychologists Dr. David Ley and Dr. Douglas Weiss weigh in on this controversial topic. This program contains strong sexual content. Viewer discretion advised.

Find out what happened on the show.
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Replied By: dela5812 on Feb 13, 2014, 10:17AM - In reply to josep85501
There are addictions that do not affect the body physically. (See earlier post about sex addiction not being a real condition.) Gambling, gaming, and sex and love are just three of them. There is even a "Sex and Love Anonymous" book and they have meetings, just like in AA. I know, because I've been to one.
 
Replied By: strine on Dec 1, 2013, 10:22PM
Those two seem perfectly happy "cheating" on each other. When confronted about having sex with the neighbours, the wife laughed like it was a joke. When confronted with the ludicrous logic that lead to him doing porn, the husband laughedlike it was a joke. They both really only went on the show for attention and that was blatantly obvious. They like what they're doing and don't want to change- why did they bother getting married?
 
Replied By: deblynch2 on Sep 20, 2013, 10:59AM
what a bunch of whack jobs. I think all the quests just wanted their thirty seconds of "fame" or should i say "infamous" annoying people, annoying show
 
Replied By: tito2844 on Sep 13, 2013, 4:13PM
I don't believe in sex addiction ,is the new excuse for cheaters like Tiger Woods,for rich and famous is sex addiction,for regular ,poor people is CHEATING!  I don't know how this woman  is around this sick man ,it is disgusting ,how can you live and functin around such pathetic human being? a normal ,well educated, common sense ,not low self steem woman will be NOT around this loser! the most beautiful thing in a relationship is RESPECT and by  the way it is not here between those two!
 
Replied By: nearlynormal on Sep 13, 2013, 6:57AM
Upon further research I would like to modify my comments of yesterday.  I stated that I understood why Dr. Phil was promoting his book because his son was the publisher, but thought that it was tasteless that he would plug "The Test"

Now I also understand that his son Jay is the producer of "The Test".

During the last season of Dr. Phil almost every episode was the promotion of his book.  I am sure that Dr. Phil has helped many people during his career in broadcasting, but the daily plug became an irritant.

I had also noticed that there had been a slight change of attitude toward his guests and now everything makes perfect sense.  I fear that Dr. Phil has truely gone Hollywood. 

What a shame. 

I stand by my comments of yesterday, but I have to add that I am even more disappointed with the doctor.  I will no longer be a regular viewer.

Integrity, where has that gone?
 
Replied By: tbonet on Sep 13, 2013, 3:59AM
the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma. 

I checked on line for a meaning of addiction to see how it related to the guests.  The first two couple, I thnk they just like the lifestyle.   I would describe their lifestyle as swingers.  I view their Marriage Certificate as just a piece of paper.  It is not the marriage I would EVER want.   The intimacy that they share with whomever is what i would Only share with my husband.    Addiction for them Nah, in my opinion, their behavior is  an excuse,     

The second guest, Staci, a big probable yes.   She wakes up thinking about it, will leave her friend to go have it, will have sex with anyone that is willing, very risky.     I am  curious how childhood would influence this behavior later.    The sign Dead Birds helps her, how?  A temporary distraction??  I would be cautious with this behavior,  too risky.  

Lastly, Dr. Phil, did you really have to make a comment about Dina Lohan wearing the same clothes?!I , Really, I am surprised that you would even make such a comment.  I would expect this from Joan Rivers because she makes a career out of bashing people.   I do watch Fashion Police and am always laughing because I expect Joan to be this way, not you.   
   
    
  
 
Replied By: josep85501 on Sep 11, 2013, 2:11PM
It is very real the same as many other addictions, the person addicted becomes powerless of their addiction, unless a person gets help and does what it takes to stop.  People that think its just an excuse truly do not understand or want to appear self righteus, i would say that most of you might also have some kind of flaw, but you are to perfect to admit it.  Sex addiction is even classified as a mental disorder in the DSM.  I pray that you may not ever fall into this trap because it is very difficult to get out.  I do not wish it on my worst enemy.
 
Replied By: muffy55303 on Sep 11, 2013, 11:42AM - In reply to grammamitt
These people are attention seekers and are childish and reckless. I do believe in sex addiction but I feel that these two are immature and have no impulse control. What kind of life is this?
 
Replied By: branwell on Sep 11, 2013, 3:26AM - In reply to cindyjoe16
Or infected. Your ex-husband is a crock.
 
Replied By: branwell on Sep 11, 2013, 3:23AM - In reply to fenwaypark9
People such as these (assuming they did the things they claim to have done),
are really using the over used word "Addiction" to do serious damage to
themselves and to others.

As long as they can get away with what they do,they'll continue.


I don't believe that there is such a thing as being addicted to sex.


And I don't like how people who say that they are addicted to sex say that
it is the same as being addicted to drugs,alcohol,cigarettes,or even food.


For the simple reason that drugs,alcohol,and cigarettes have mind and body
altering ADDICTIVE chemicals in them.  


You will die if you didn't eat.You will die if you didn't drink water.You will die if you

don't sleep. But i have never heard of anyone dyng because they didn't smoke cigarettes,

drink beer,or smoked or snorted cocaine. And I especially have never heard of anyone who

died because they didn't have sex!  


Dr Phil and other so-called experts should realize that there is a very good reason for LUST  

being on the short list of sins.The rest being :Anger,Envy,Pride,Greed,Gluttony,and Sloth.


I suppose the mantra for the so-called respectable middle class adults (have you noticed that
the majority of these "guests" are middle class?),could be "I'm sorry honey,but my penis made
me do it!" 

Another thing.Since this show had to have been taped during a work week how did they square it
with their boss? "Sorry Sir,I can't come in to work next week because I am going to reveal my  
darkest secrets on national tv." Or did they simply lie and said they are sick? :\


I really loved the Robbing Banks analogy! :)    


    


 
 
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