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Wed, 10 Apr, 2019Shannen Findlay

These celebrities are seriously addicted to sex

 These celebrities are seriously addicted to sex

A growing list of high-profile celebrities have come forward about their addiction to sex and the disorder has proven it can impact anyone.

While it is often dismissed as an excuse used by “bad” partners, research suggests the addiction is more common than we might think.

Here is a list of some of the world’s most well-known celebs who have admitted to suffering from the disorder throughout their life.

Kyle Sandilands

Radio host and presenter Kyle Sandilands has opened up about his brief struggle where he went through a period where his home was turned into a “debauched, disgusting sex pit.”

Following his divorce with pop star Tamara Jaber, the controversial radio presenter on Kyle and Jackie O revealed the difficult break up left him feeling emasculated, so he looked to sex to “prove I was a man, and still desired.” 

While Sandilands admitted the brief stint was not a full-blown sex addiction, the sad divorce, spiral into depression and a co-dependency on drugs left him feeling inadequate in bed.

“I was so depressed and shocked about it that I didn’t feel like a man. Part of the problem was the sex had dried up and I thought, ‘OK, I’m going to have to pick up my game in this area,’” he explained to listeners last year.

Rob Lowe

The famous actor has been sober for over 28 years now, but not without blood, sweat and tears.

In his 2011 memoir, Lowe detailed his battle with alcohol and sex – both which became an addiction that contributed to his downward spiral.

When he was 21 in 1989, a leaked sex tape made headlines – not only was the topic particularly scandalous but the video also involved one woman and a 16-year-old girl.

Lowe claims he met the two females at a nightclub where patrons were required to be over 21, and he never asked for their ages.

The scandal forced the famous actor to seek help from isolation and addiction groups.

Although the actor and Golden Globe winner admitted the stumbling block was the “greatest thing” to ever happen to him, as the learning lesson left a permanent mark on Lowe.

David Duchovny

While the 58-year-old actor had denied all allegations that he was a sex addict in 1997 to Playboy Magazine, he later confirmed in 2008 that he had checked himself into a rehabilitation facility for sex addiction.

Initially telling Playboy: “I'm not a sex addict. I have never been to those meetings. It's hurtful to my family and if I was involved with a woman in a monogamous relationship, it would be hurtful to her.

“There was another story claiming I was a neat freak. If I had to choose one of the two, I think I'd rather be a sex addict. It's not funny and I'll be glad when it goes away."

Later, a statement was released by the X-Files actor which read: “I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction. I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family.”

The admission came after many break ups with his then wife Tea Leoni, and eventually they divorced in 2014.