Kentucky's Winston Bennett admits to being a sex addict on ESPN's "Outside the Lines", March 2011. Bennett had been an assistant under Rick Pitino at Kentucky and then for the Boston Celtics before losing his job because of his addiction.
In this article, the relationship among sexual compulsivity, internalized homophobia, and HIV at-risk sexual behavior in non-heterosexual male users of Internet chat rooms is examined. The Compulsive Sexual Behavior Inventory was used to trichotomize the sample (n = 513) for comparative purposes. Results from the data analysis indicated that higher levels of internalized homophobia were associated with greater frequency of sexual compulsivity. Increased incidents of sexual compulsivity also were found in bisexual respondents. High-risk sexual behavior was prevalent among participants from both Moderate Sexual Compulsive and Sexual Compulsive groups.
Authors: Brian J. Dew and Michael P. Chaney
Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, Vol. 12, No. 4 (pages 159-273 (2005)
A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
"And you're right-I'm pathetic. I have sex with strangers because I'm incapable of doing it with someone I actually like. I can't even ask anyone out on a date because if it doesn't end up in a high speed chase, I get bored. I've kept myself numb for so long that now I actually want to feel something and I can't......"
Columnist Dan Savage asked his readers for examples of happy nonmonogamous couples, and the responses poured in.
Dan Savage is a media pundit, journalist and newspaper editor who writes the internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column Savage Love.
Curator's comment: Upon reflection, any person striving to become proficient in helping people heal from addictive or compulsive sexual behavior should proably be required to read at least 20 (preferably many more) of Dan Savage's articles in order to incorporate his incisive and often brilliant observations into a broadly developed sense of the range of behavior that constitutes normative sexual values.
Straight Guise is about men who have sex with men (MSM) who question their sexual orientation and are not gay.
Curator's note: this item is included not because it is focused on sexual compulsivity (although many stright men engage in sex with other men in a compulsive manner) but because it informs any discussion of normative assumptions regarding sexual behavior.
This is a good opportunity to view this extremely debilitating problem "from the inside", through the minds of someone who suffers and heroically engages in the struggle for "sexual sobriety" (click the link to read an article written by the curator that defines the concept of sexual sobriety).
What is the eternal allure of sex in a stall, and does it make you gay?..........Imagining that closeted gay men are the only ones involved in bathroom sex is naive, since it assumes that homosexual acts are synonymous with homosexual identity, which is silly.
(A James Hannaham article in Salon in 2007)
Curator's note: while this article is not specifically related to compulsive sexual behavior, such activity is not uncommon among sex addicts.
"Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence."
Rich, successful men suddenly want to have sex with many, many women, and the nation's top scientists are called in to put a stop to the epidemic. After extensive testing, some of the boys in South Park Elementary are also diagnosed as sex addicts."
Note:this 21 minute video contains explicit, extremely coarse profanity and deeply biting satire, consistent with all 15 seasons of South Park.
"No other addiction affects your most personal feelings as profoundly as sex addiction. Because of the intense conflicts that accompany it, sexual addiction is also the most complex obsession. When approached correctly, it can be overcome with simple, straightforward, common sense methods."
Curator commentary: This site contains the first 15 chapters of "The Most Personal Addiction", written by by a man named Joe Zychik who proclaims that "(t)he way you break free of it is letting yourself experience the desire fully and completely and choose whether or not to act on it." He does not recommend 12-step groups, psychotherapy or medication. The curator does not place great confidence in an approach that categorically rejects the above interventions.