Below is an excerpt from an article on Yahoo that features a recent interview with Dr. Stanger.
Ozzy Osbourne is the latest on a list of celebrities who have blamed their infidelities on sex addiction.
The same week an interview with the Black Sabbath singer’s mistress ran in People magazine — in which celebrity hairstylist Michelle Pugh detailed their four-year relationship and gushed that “he gave me the greatest love of my life” — his rep blamed his cheating on sexual compulsivity, saying, “Over the last six years, Ozzy Osbourne has been dealing with a sex addiction” for which he “has gone into intense therapy” since the affair was exposed in May.
Claiming his infidelity was a result of “sex addiction” all seems pretty convenient — he couldn’t help himself! he had to sleep with her — but it’s something we’ve seen time and again, especially by celebrities hoping to save their marriages. (In this case, Sharon Osbourne, his wife of 33 years, has already taken him back.) So what is the deal? Is it a real thing? According to Dr. Louise Stanger, Ed.D, LCSW, who has been an addiction and intervention specialist for more than 30 years, “Sex addiction is like any other addiction.”
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