The number of certified sex-addiction therapists has more than doubled since 2008, according to the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.
Hookup apps like Tinder (26 million matches per day) and Grindr (1.6 million active daily users) are growing wildly and multiplying, like real-life manifestations of the futuristic smartphone imagined by Gary Shteyngart in which rates the "Fuckability" of everyone around you.
We’d still see each other every weekend, sometimes more.
Initially we had web cams, I got rid of mine, he still had his and just put it away a couple months ago (5).
It's like living with a meth dealer at your side, or a brick of cocaine in your pocket.
The movie industry, for its part, has released at least five films on sex addiction in the past five years, six if you count both parts of Lars von Trier’s But even now, sex addiction seems to exist in parallel realities: one in which millions of people are struggling with it, and another in which it is barely studied and not even clinically recognized.
Research has yet to confirm that extreme sexual behavior really is addictive in the same neuroscientific sense that, for instance, habitual heroin use appears to be.
I had always wondered why he kept it set up right next to his computer when we didn’t use it anymore with each other.
He had a roommate and I just figured he used it to take pics of himself for the computer.