Sex Addiction: More Popular Than Ever

Are you hooked on drugs, alcohol, or gambling? Well, we hate to be the ones to break it to you, but you're incredibly unfashionable. The addiction du jour is sex addiction, and ever on the cutting edge, New Yorkers are becoming slaves to their libidos in increasing numbers, reports the Daily News with an entirely straight face. How do they know this? A couple of shrinks claim that their practices have been flooded with Wall Streeters who are using "adult services" to cope with stress.

Whereas typically an overwrought banker might go for a happy ending massage once a week—and really, who doesn't?—now, says psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert, "maybe they're going three or four times a week. And these are married men." Still, good to know that we can add Asian masseuses to the list of people benefiting from the financial crisis.

Sex addiction on the rise, from pop culture to Wall Street [NYDN]