We told you about male sex addicts in a momlogic investigation -- now meet a female sex addict.
British woman Terri Hunter, 25, needs sex up to a dozen times per day and admits her addiction is out of control.
Despite insisting she is not "a slut," Ms Hunter trawls the Internet for partners, agreeing to sleep with them no matter how ugly they turn out to be.
"That's another sad parts of this problem -- my desire for sex overrides any quality control issues," Ms. Hunter told News of the World. "It doesn't matter to me how it happens or what they look like and it's a bonus if they're well-endowed."
Terri, who struggles to maintain a relationship because of her addiction, became a slave to love at the age of 17, when she lost her virginity.
She recalled: "It was like someone had flipped a switch. From then I just developed an insatiable desire for sex. I've done it with hundreds and hundreds of men. I don't keep a tally because I'm not a slut -- I am just satisfying a need.
"Most people who know me think I'm really sweet and charming. I don't smoke, I hardly drink, I've never taken drugs, yet I've slept with nearly one thousand men. It's like having dry skin: You know you shouldn't scratch it, but when you do it just feels so good."
1. Obsession: The person is consumed by thoughts of sexual activity. That doesn't mean just thinking about sex. It means they cannot focus on anything else. They are obsessed with what they are going do next, when it will happen, how they're going to hide it, etc.
2. Compulsivity: They completely lack control over their compulsion to have sex. They may have told themselves over and over again that they aren't going to do it anymore. They really want to stop, but they are unable to.
3. They build up tolerance. It's just like any other addiction in this way. Like alcohol, at first you only need one drink to get affected. As time goes by you need more and more drinks. With sex addiction, maybe sneaking a look at porn works at first. Then it doesn't do it for you anymore. You might go online after your partner goes to bed. Then you go online at work, then on the phone on the freeway, and then it escalates to masturbating in your car. You have to increase the frequency, intensity and/or risk in order to get that desired effect.
4. They continue the behavior despite the consequences. Even if their spouse threatens to leave them, they're threatened to be fired or they even get arrested, they keep doing it. They need the rush--no matter what price they have to pay.
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