Sex Addiction

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Sex Addiction

Synopsis

EPISODE 29 Tue 1 Oct
"I was literally begging this woman to get her clothes off and get naked on the bed. She'd just been to a funeral. I didn't care. I just wanted a fix" – Ken

Meet The Guests

Ken Fergusson

Ken Fergusson says he’s a recovering sex addict whose life unravelled due to his uncontrollable sexual behaviour. Ken says he has never been faithful in any of his relationships and says he used internet dating, pornography and cyber-sex to satisfy his constant need for sexual fixes. Ken is now in therapy and trying to save his relationship with partner Gillian.

Gillian Robinson

Gillian Robinson is Ken’s partner. She says she’s 'been to hell and back" trying to have a committed and loving relationship with him. Gillian has demanded that Ken stop all virtual sex with other women, throw away the contact book and stop viewing pornography. However, she says the lies and the lack of intimacy have taken a huge toll on her. She’s in therapy too.

Dr David Ley

Dr David Ley is an American clinical psychologist and author of The Myth of Sex Addiction. He says sex addiction is just 'pop psychology gone far astray". Instead he believes cultural issues about sexuality and relationship problems are at the heart of why some people think their sexual behaviour is out of control.

Jesse Fink

Jesse Fink says he had sex with hundreds of women after his marriage breakdown. But he thinks sexual addiction is 'a crock of shit". 'I think people who are caught out doing terrible things are now just throwing the term 'sex addiction’ in the air." Jesse says he was not addicted to sex. He’s written a book about his experiences.

Luke Gibbons

A committed Christian, Luke Gibbons had a secret he was keeping from his church community: he was addicted to pornography. After struggling with his desires, he says he checked himself into 'rehab" and was put on a 12-step recovery program. Luke says he first started watching porn in primary school and that by the time he was a teenager he was addicted. Luke has since been open about his struggles.