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Could Your Husband Be a Sex Addict?

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Actor David Duchovny checks himself into rehab for sex addiction--but what is it exactly? We asked an expert to clue us in and how to spot it!

Duchovny, 48, released this statement through his lawyer: "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." Duchovny, who is married to actress Téa Leoni, has two
 children, daughter Madelaine West, 9, and son Kyd, 6.

But what exactly is sex addiction?We asked momlogic contributor, Shannon Fox to help clarify:

It's important to note there is a difference between a healthy enjoyment of sex and sex addiction. Here are some things to know about sex addiction...

Sex addicts usually withdraw from intimacy. Their sexual activity is disconnected, dishonest, or alone. They are ashamed of it. They want to keep it secret. They cannot connect to others well because they would risk becoming close enough with someone that they'd have to deal with the shame...

What is sex addiction and the four red flags to look for?Go to PAGE 2.

4 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anonymous September 1, 2008, 12:27 AM

I wonder if he cheated on his wife or is he just is a porn addict?

Rebecca September 2, 2008, 2:45 PM

I’m sad for him and his family. I hope they can make it through this difficult situation intact. It will take a lot of love, support and understanding from both David’s and Tea’s families.

alisha September 2, 2008, 4:27 PM

I personally think hes just a cheater! He has played way too many charectors that were sex addicts.. so i think he knows how to fake it. Besides most men try to play that card when they are caught. What makes him diffrent. I just dont believe it! Sorry.

Immobilier Bretagne March 6, 2011, 9:05 PM

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