‘I need help’: Is sex addiction real?

Multiple sexual partners a day, sneaking out of work to go and hook up, personal relationships put under pressure; sex addiction is nowhere near as glamorous as it sounds.

The thought of sex is never far from Ben’s mind.

“Pretty much like an itch under the skin, almost what an ice addict or someone would feel, it’s not really so much of a pleasant feeling,” he says.

Jason is in a similar boat, realising he was a sex addict about four years ago. He struggles most with the mental pressure put on him by the addiction.

“There’s sexual thoughts constantly in my mid that I cannot control, that I can not ease and they never go away.”

He can be doing something as innocuous as walking down the street when

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