Rosalie Capri

Sex Addiction the New Excuse for Infidelity?

In Modern Love on February 13, 2013 at 10:39 pm

By Rosalie Capri

Editor, Lynx Magazine

What’s love got to do with it?” sings Tina Turner.

According to today’s infidelity statistics on marriage; absolutely nothing.

Between 10 to 15 percent of married women and 20 to 25 percent of married men in the U.S. report having sex with someone other than their spouse. Researchers note that these figures may be higher, because survey participants may not be truthful about their involvement in acts of infidelity, especially, if these acts are considered taboo or illegal.

The temptation to taste that “forbidden fruit” can be traced to the beginning of time. Today, stories of infidelity, whether private or splashed across a newspaper’s headlines, still intrigue and leave us with the unanswered question of why.

Recently those caught breaking the vows of monogamy have offered some rather interesting explanations . For example, a growing trend has adulterous partners pleading “guilty with an explanation” by using their addiction to sex as a line of defense. Is there any truth behind these admissions of guilt? Or is this a poor attempt at hiding behind their indiscretion.

Is sex addiction real?

Read more….

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