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Are highly educated men more susceptible to sex addiction?

Posted by temasektimes on May 6, 2012

The recent charging of 48 men for having commercial sex with an underage prostitute stunned the entire nation not only because of the sleazy nature of the crime, but because of the background of the men being implicated – many are highly educated, white-collar working professionals who are married with kids.

Among them are 9 civil servants, a senior banker, a company director, a senior vice-president of a private company, lawyers, a senior police officer, the former principal of Pei Chun Public School Lee Lip Hong and prominent grassroots leader and high-ranking MOE official Chua Ren Cheng. Their ages range from between 21 to 48 years old.

Are highly educated and qualified men more susceptible to sex addiction, an illness akin to gambling addiction?

According to experienced counselor from the Institute of Mental Health Viknesan SB, the majority of men seeking help for sex addiction are between 20 and 50 years old.

“They are mostly university graduates and professionals. They are either married or have a regular sex partner,” he said in an interview with Lianhe Zaobao.

Consultant psychiatrist Dr Ong Kai Cheng explained that the men in this age group faced extreme stress in their work and lives and sex becomes a convenient channel for them to ventilate.

However ‘We care’ family service center director Prem Kumar Shanmugam felt sex addiction has nothing to do with one’s education or marriage life and it can happen in any ordinary man.

Psychiatrists interviewed by Lianhe Zaobao described sex addiction as similar to addiction to alcohol, drugs and gambling, characterized by uncontrolled and repetitive behavior to satisfy the desire. Occasional causal sex with strangers or prostitutes is not considered a form of sex addiction.

If you think you may be suffering from sex addiction, you can contact the following agencies for help:

National Addictions Management Service: 6-RECOVER (6732 6837)

We Care family service center: 62946352

9 Responses to “Are highly educated men more susceptible to sex addiction?”

  1. So Sad said

    Do they provide free Hand jobs or Head

  2. ckcvincent said

    Reblogged this on ̵͇金·金重·言冓's space and commented:
    Add your thoughts here… (optional) If you think you may be suffering from sex addiction, you can contact the following agencies for help:
    National Addictions Management Service: 6-RECOVER (6732 6837)
    We Care family service center: 62946352
    那些性慾超強的色魔或淫女,可撥以上電話尋求協助!

  3. Rykel Lim said

    (My apologies if this is a double Reply) Although I am Christian I do read Professor Richard Dawkins, and it would be interesting to hear his input on this most paternal of issues – IF we can get to interview him, that is. :)

  4. SS said

    Why is there a need to specially mention the names of the educators? I believe the names of all the offenders are out, why not them too?

  5. Family Man said

    Those who lie and cheat are worse…..

  6. ACK said

    Higher/Lower education – higher sex drive – when comes with great/no power/authority, comes with great responsibility – Therefore highly educated men may NOT be susceptible to sex addiction.

  7. Mike Zeng said

    Alpha males will always be so with their testosterone levels way above normal.
    Once they get the esteem, then power and finally big money….their T count shoots up uncontrolled… naturally their next need is SEX. Don’t blame them, they can’t help themselves. Testosterone or rather chemistry is to blame!
    I think so. Google testosterone!

    • Mike Zeng said

      Forgot to mention that the classic example is none other than Rhodes Scholar and ex-prez Bill Clinton.
      Of course, there are exceptions….LKY and Mahathir

      • kaypoh said

        Of coz it may be that the so called exceptions just never get their naughty affairs publicized by the press, lol….or their sex is kinda boring type, maybe they bonk their wife 10 times a day for 30 years?

        Tiger Woods was a model hubby too….until the media caught up with him.

        BTW the article says “Occasional causal sex with strangers or prostitutes is not considered a form of sex addiction.”

        So it seems the newsworthy sex may not be addiction sex after all???

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