Filed under: General Health
In light of recent writings by Hillary Clinton revealing that her husband has received counseling for sex addiction, Slate's Explainer tackles the question: how do you cure a nymphomaniac?
The answer, as you might suspect, is that the methods for treating sex addiction don't vary much from those used to treat other kinds of addicts -- counseling, therapy, even medication in severe cases.
While not all doctors agree that a person can actually be addicted to sex -- many feel the condition is nothing more than an especially heightened sex drive -- the symptoms are similar. Withdrawal, denial, and the inability to curb the behavior -- even when it's proven to be destructive -- are common.
Wondering if your sexual escapades make you an addict? You can the Sexual Addiction Screening Test to find out for sure.