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Gay Times March 14 - Issue 430


When does a drunken fumble or one-night stand go from being a bit of fun, to a serious health issue?

Sex addiction is probably more associated with Russell Brand and rich Hollywood celebs than it is with your average gay guy. But as many as one in ten men are thought to have addiction issues in their sex lives, with the surge of free-to-view porn and sex surfing websites making thrills easier than ever.

It’s no secret that most of us enjoy sex; it’s a necessary release that we can’t go too long without. But where do we draw the line from enjoying a healthy, regular sex life, to feeling like we need it just to get by? The truth is, people relying on sex is hugely on the rise.

“These issues have really exploded, because it’s all become so easy,” says Rob Watt, a psychotherapist whose Harley Street practice sees sex addicts on a daily basis. “One of the leading experts, Patrick Carney, said about ten years ago that a tsunami is coming – and now it’s certainly landed."

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