When a love of sex becomes addiction When Jenny met her boyfriend last year, he was almost six months into a celibacy agreement with a counsellor treating him for sex addiction.
For some addicts, as in Jenny's case, sexual compulsions can come at any moment and is commonly thought to be a way of anaesthetising or coping with negative thoughts and emotions.
Today, I have an entirely different perspective on sex.
However, she's not opposed to seeking professional help when and if the time comes.
It is wildly provocative and entertaining, with a memorable performance by Catherine Deneuve.
They can be therapeutic and cathartic and these movies about sex addiction are no exception.
Right from that tense opening scene, we know that this man is up to something.
According to relationship counselling service , sex addiction can be described as any sexual activity that feels 'out of control' and involves frequent self-destructive or high-risk activity that isn't 'emotionally fulfilling, that one is ashamed of and that one is unable to stop, despite it causing repeated problems'.