David Ley—a clinical psychologist and the author of , a live-in rehab center, no matter how intensive, isn’t likely to help.While research suggests that sexual harassment may be rooted in men’s needs to assert their authority over women, according to Ley, there’s little evidence to support the theory that sex addiction treatment actually works in any curative sense."Yes, even more than sex, money is often used by couples as a wedge, negotiating tool and weapon to manipulate and control a situation," said Barbara Udell, a family and individual therapist and counselor who holds degrees in social work and other disciplines. "If you don't get this right, it can be the death knell of a relationship," Udell said.
Indeed, the existence of sex addiction is hotly contested by people who run rehab programs and people who do research sexual behaviors—it has never been an accepted clinical diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is widely viewed as the authoritative guide for psychiatric diagnosis in the U. Some people who self-diagnose their sex addiction come from conservative religious backgrounds with narrow ideas of what acceptable sex is, Ley explained, and when their desires stray beyond those bounds, they believe there’s something wrong with them.
Others, like Weinstein, may feel entitled to do whatever they want, and may presume their fame will let them get away with it.
That’s a stunningly calm reaction from a man with a famously bad temper, whose habit of targeting young women—models, actresses, assistants at his company—is being detailed and dissected at length across the world.
Weinstein allegedly promised his targets either fame or professional destruction, depending on their willingness to take his late-night phone calls or unannounced visits, accompany him to his hotel room, give him massages, watch him shower, or submit to sex acts. By all accounts, Weinstein knew this storm was brewing for quite some time, having reportedly used his influence over the years to quash most media attempts to out him and the “open secret” of his behavior.
In a subsequent interview, Osbourne told the “These are just individuals who have gotten caught for irresponsible, misogynistic, hypocritical behavior, and we need them to take responsibility for those behaviors,” Ley says.
“Hiding behind pseudoscience merely distracts us from addressing the real social and personal issues that are contributing to these damaging and, frankly, inappropriate behaviors.”“Claiming that these behaviors result from this pseudoscientific disorder,” Ley added, “that is a privilege in and of itself.” By crying sex addiction, bad actors can blame their behavior on what sounds like a mental disorder.
With Valentine's Day approaching, the scientific survey of 1,005 adults found most Americans consider heavy debt a major turnoff in a relationship.
In fact, finding out your partner kept big credit card debt a secret, or lied about being able to pay routine bills, is enough for most to end a relationship.
By zipping off to a rehab center, Weinstein is trying to avoid the real problem: a belief seemingly shared by such elites as Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, Bill Cosby, and Donald Trump, that wealth and status mean you can treat women’s bodies however you please, consent be damned.