4 Things You May Not Know About Sex Addiction

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david duchovny
Steve Philips heads off to rehab following his workplace affair—is he a cheater or a sex addict?

4. There is such a thing as a monogamous sex addict. 
The idea sounds contradictory, but according to Dr. Thaddeus Birchard, a London psychotherapist, cheating doesn't necessarily go hand-in-hand with sex addiction. "I have had a case of a man who was sex addicted to his wife. It was a problem because it was depersonalising—he turned her into an object rather than treating her as his wife."

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