Psychological Matters: Sex addiction – why it’s still considered a taboo

When you think about addictions that have a significant economic and social cost, your mind might not immediately land on sex addiction. Yet, this is an addiction that can be as financially draining and socially isolating as any substance abuse. In South Africa, where resources for mental health and addiction treatment are already stretched thin, the uncomfortable reality of sex addiction can’t be ignored. Sex addiction has always been frowned upon for being taboo or not looked at as a real addiction. This evening on Psychological Matters, Relationship Coach, Leigh Mansel, joins us to talk about this addiction and why it’s still been seen as a taboo.

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