Posted by: Neil | 2005/07/28

Sexual addiction

You wrote about sexual addiction earlier - very interesting. What percentage of gay men is SA are sexually addicted? Thanks.

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageGay, lesbian and bisexual expert

Hi Neil and thanks for visiting this forum,

I can't answer your question - sexual addiction (also referred to as sexual compulsion) is a relatively new term and although a fair amount of research has been published, no-one knows how many people it affects. Certainly not in South Africa. We do know that it affects more men than women, but I was unable to find any research as to whether it affects more straight or gay men.

One American report I saw estimates that 6% of the general population could present with this addiction.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Our users say:
Posted by: Conrad | 2005/07/29

I read the other answer about this (question 60), I think it is more common in gays than we want to admit, there is a whole industry developed around this, steambaths and sex clubs and darkrooms and gaydar and escort agencies and porn. People are making money from this.

Reply to Conrad
Posted by: marco | 2005/07/29

About 10%?

Reply to marco

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.