There’s an episode of Louie that contains a great observation about so-called sex addiction:
“Tiger Woods claims to be addicted to sex. Bullshit! These are hot women he was having sex with. If he was having sex with a dead chicken, I’d say, wow, that guy is addicted to sex.”
Because a lot of people these days, with excellent justification, see addicts as patients rather than sinners, it’s tempting for an incorrigible fornicator to couch himself in the mantle of sex addiction, rather than saying, “I just really love to screw as much as I can.” Better to be a victim than a pervert, I guess. Perverts get no sympathy and very little forgiveness; addicts just might.
Enter Jon S. Petersen (but not literally, ’cause he’d probably like that):