Is Sex Addiction Real

We’re set to see movie star Michael Fassbender in a completely different light this January as he takes on the role of a sex addict in Steve McQueen’s Shame. Despite the subject matter the film is anything but erotic, instead it’s a cold clinical depiction of a condition that has grown in prominence in recent years.
Sex addiction has been at the centre of a string of tabloid stories as stars such as Michael Douglas, Tiger Woods and Russell Brand have admitted to suffering from the disorder and checked themselves into rehab for treatment. But while high-profile sufferers have helped to publicise the condition, the media coverage has also had a negative impact; leading people in some quarters to question whether it’s a genuine disorder or merely a handy excuse for errant individuals. We talked to the experts to find out.

So what is sex addiction?
The relationship counselling service, Relate, describes sex addiction as “…the term used to describe any sexual activity that feels ‘out of control’. That might be sex with a partner, viewing pornography, masturbation, visiting prostitutes, or any number of other sexual activities.”
While the compulsion might involve an action, sex becomes addictive for people in much the same way as drugs or alcohol. During sex, our bodies release a powerful cocktail of chemicals including dopamines. Sex addicts get hooked on this chemical high, but like all addicts their bodies become used to these chemicals as relationship expert Marisa Peer explains:
“Sex addiction is known as a ‘process addiction’ like gambling, the biochemical element is the release of dopamine in the brain that, in itself, becomes highly addictive and all dopamine addicts need more and more, so a sex addict will need more sex or more partners to get the same dopamine high.”
Even though it has become increasingly prevalent in popular culture, recognition of sex addiction as a genuine clinical condition is still a bone of contention. There are detractors who have expressed doubts over the legitimacy of the condition, arguing that it is in fact a way of projecting social stigma onto patients, or a symptom of another disorder. The fact that sexual deviance is still a social taboo and people’s sexual patterns are uniquely subjective has also caused contention in the clinical world. All of which means that at the present time there are no recognised clinical criteria through which sexual addiction can be diagnosed.
However, that looks set to change since at home and across the pond in America where sex addiction is widely acknowledged, medical institutions are moving to recognise the condition as a genuine clinical complaint. Continue Reading…

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Katy Perry Defends Onstage Kiss

Katy Perry has come under fire for kissing fans on stage during her recent tour.

Katy Perry Defends Onstage Kiss: Katy Perry has told people to “simmer down” over her decision to kiss a fan on stage during her California Dreams tour.

The newly-single songstress has come under fire for puckering up while performing dates in Asia.

Some publications are reporting that Perry has locked lips with two audience members while in Indonesia and the Phillippines.

However, the stunning singer has taken to her Twitter page to defend her playful actions.

“Btw, I have *kissed* 1 boy, picked randomly out of the audience, on the cheek as a part of my show for all 125 tour dates. Simmer down now (sic),” she tweeted.

English: Katy Perry performing "Californi...

Perry recently split from her husband Russell Brand. The British comedian filed papers to end their 14-month marriage at the end of December.

Perry has since continued with her touring schedule, and has been enjoying her time on stage. The 27-year-old beauty took the time out to thanks fans for their continued support on the social networking site.

“Thanks for an AMAZING FINAL CDT date Manila!” she gushed.

“Sorry to keep u waiting earlier… had to solve a security issue, but THE SHOW WENT SPLENDIDLY!

People’s Choice Awards 2012 Katy Perry Harry Potter Big Winners

People’s Choice Awards 2012 Katy Perry Harry Potter Big Winners: Katy Perry and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Hallows part 2” are the big winners on the night of the people’s choice awards. 38th Annual show held Wednesday evening in Los Angeles, celebrating the selections made by the voters of 40 million.

Absentee Perry is venerated in five categories including favorite female artist, tour Headliner, song of the year for “E.T.” by Kanye West, the music video for “last Friday night” and TV guest star on ‘ How I met your mother. ”

Although originally touted by the organizers of the show among the candidates who are expected to attend, Perry told fans on Twitter earlier this week that it will not show it, but that “I want to thank u for voting for me, crossed fingers!” it would have marked the first public appearance of Perry as British actor-comedian Russell Brand Filed for divorce from Perry last month after 14 months of marriage. Continue Reading…

People’s Choice Awards 2012 Katy Perry Emma Stone Morgan Freeman Win Big

People’s Choice Awards 2012 Katy Perry Emma Stone Morgan Freeman Win Big: Although she was a no-show at the ceremony, singer and sometimes actress Katy Perry was the big winner at the 38th annual People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles where she was named the winner in five categories, including favorite female artist.

Perry, who would have made her first public appearance since her split from husband Russell Brand had she turned up at the awards show at the Nokia Theatre LA Wednesday night, also won favorite tour headliner, song of the year for “E.T.,” favorite music video for the 1980s spoof “Last Friday Night” and TV guest star for her appearance on the CBS hit “How I Met Your Mother.” Continue Reading…

Katy Perry’s Parents Divorce Was a Gift from God

Katy Perry’s Parents Divorce Was a Gift from God: God works in mysterious ways-and God for a divorce to fill their church ceiling used as Katy Perry, Russell brand in the eyes of parents from mail is one of the methods on divorce.

 

Keith pastors and Mary Hudson on Wednesday, Church inWestlake, Oh on up to the campaign by the Church Congregation was advertised in the Sun, a presence.

 

Division for the first time, Perry’s mother, Mary, speaking parishioners, said “I’m sure that just you tonight to get to the Church on the Internet are Katy trending. I who knows how to bring them all around the world by God, does that mean? The most important thing you are doing here and God wants to fire you put in 2012. ”

 

At one point, Perry’s father said, “what is my daughter’s life took place in and be guarded and gated has opened many opportunities with. God has given us a platform to go and meet people – and they like us because we’re down we are not threatened.”