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Can you really be addicted to sex or is it just an excuse for bad behaviour? Sangita Myska meets the men and women who suffer from porn and sex addiction.

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Can you really be addicted to sex or is it just an excuse for bad behaviour? Sangita Myska meets the men and women who suffer from porn and sex addiction.

    Episode 6: Here comes the Science bit...

    Episode 6: Here comes the Science bit...

    The term 'sex addiction' is bandied about the news and on therapy couches. But can you really be addicted to sex in the same way a smoker is addicted to nicotine? Through a series of raw, barely edited interviews, this podcast is a search for that answer. Sangita Myska goes behind the scenes at a sex addiction centre to meet the patients, their partners, and the therapists attempting to cure them. It’s not for the faint hearted, we've kept in the explicit language - no BBC bleeping here - because we think it helps you understand the people you're listening to.

    Producer: Sarah Shebbeare

    • 15 min
    Episode 5: Bingeing on Porn

    Episode 5: Bingeing on Porn

    Sangita Myska talks to village GP Ash who locks himself away for days, not eating or sleeping, to binge on porn and masturbate.

    The term 'sex addiction' is bandied about the news and on therapy couches. But can you really be addicted to sex in the same way a smoker is addicted to nicotine? Through a series of raw, barely edited interviews, this podcast is a search for that answer. Sangita Myska goes behind the scenes at a sex addiction centre to meet the patients, their partners, and the therapists attempting to cure them. It’s not for the faint hearted, we've kept in the explicit language - no BBC bleeping here - because we think it helps you understand the people you're listening to.

    Producer: Sarah Shebbeare

    • 19 min
    Episode 4: The Fallout

    Episode 4: The Fallout

    Sangita Myska chats to Mandy. She's about to celebrate 27 years of marriage - but she's just discovered she's been married to a sex addict all that time.

    The term 'sex addiction' is bandied about the news and on therapy couches. But can you really be addicted to sex in the same way a smoker is addicted to nicotine? Through a series of raw, barely edited interviews, this podcast is a search for that answer. Sangita Myska goes behind the scenes at a sex addiction centre to meet the patients, their partners, and the therapists attempting to cure them. It’s not for the faint hearted, we've kept in the explicit language - no BBC bleeping here - because we think it helps you understand the people you're listening to.

    Producer: Sarah Shebbeare

    • 20 min
    Episode 3: When Two Worlds Collide

    Episode 3: When Two Worlds Collide

    Sangita Myska speaks to Michael who for 25 years, lived as a sex addict and a ‘family’ man - until his wife found out.

    The term 'sex addiction' is bandied about the news and on therapy couches. But can you really be addicted to sex in the same way a smoker is addicted to nicotine? Through a series of raw, barely edited interviews, this podcast is a search for that answer. Sangita Myska goes behind the scenes at a sex addiction centre to meet the patients, their partners, and the therapists attempting to cure them. It’s not for the faint hearted, we've kept in the explicit language - no BBC bleeping here - because we think it helps you understand the people you're listening to.

    Producer: Sarah Shebbeare

    • 20 min
    Episode 2: The Search for Intimacy

    Episode 2: The Search for Intimacy

    Sangita Myska meets Paul, he’s slept with a thousand people but can’t have sex with someone he loves.

    The term 'sex addiction' is bandied about the news and on therapy couches. But can you really be addicted to sex in the same way a smoker is addicted to nicotine? Through a series of raw, barely edited interviews, this podcast is a search for that answer. Sangita Myska goes behind the scenes at a sex addiction centre to meet the patients, their partners, and the therapists attempting to cure them. It’s not for the faint hearted, we've kept in the explicit language - no BBC bleeping here - because we think it helps you understand the people you're listening to.

    Producer: Sarah Shebbeare

    • 23 min
    Episode 1: Sex and Ultimately… Violence?

    Episode 1: Sex and Ultimately… Violence?

    Sangita Myska meets Neila, who feared her porn addiction could get another woman badly hurt.

    The term 'sex addiction' is bandied about the news and on therapy couches. But can you really be addicted to sex in the same way a smoker is addicted to nicotine? Through a series of raw, barely edited interviews, this podcast is a search for that answer. Sangita Myska goes behind the scenes at a sex addiction centre to meet the patients, their partners, and the therapists attempting to cure them. It’s not for the faint hearted, we've kept in the explicit language - no BBC bleeping here - because we think it helps you understand the people you're listening to.

    Producer: Sarah Shebbeare

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

Britpop73 ,

Naive interviewer on episode 2

Only the BBC could interview a female sexy addict and have a female interviewer who sounded childishly naive, inexperienced and prudish about sexual practices and yet could still try and find ways to denigrate men throughout the episode, despite it focusing on a women’s addiction journey

absharp ,

Zeitgeist topic

Glad this notoriously difficult topic is getting some serious attention. Great effort to get people to be so open about their experiences - but the discussion of the production process itself gets a bit indulgent.

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