Is Arnold Schwarzenegger a Sex Addict?
Arnold Schwarzenegger is the latest powerful man to make headlines with risky sexual behavior that is becoming so common, some psychiatrists are considering a new term to define it. INSIDE EDITION has the story.
When it comes to the sex scandals rocking the nation, the new cover of Time magazine says it all: "Sex. Lies. Arrogance. What makes powerful men act like pigs?"
In some cases, the answer is sex addiction.
These days, numerous celebrities are seeking help for sexual conduct disorders. Psychiatrists are considering identifying a new type of mental disorder, called hypersexual disorder, which is characterized by excessive and risky sexual behavior.
Tiger Woods checked into Gentle Path, a treatment facility for sex-addicts located in Mississippi, where he underwent six weeks of intensive therapy. Other famous men who have sought help for sexual addiction include David Duchovny and Russell Brand.
Could Arnold Schwarzenegger be joining the list of sex-addicted celebrities?
Psychiatrist Michelle Golland tells us: "Arnold Schwarzenegger may have this disorder. The only evidence I see so far is the fact that an individual like him would be willing to engage in sexual acts without a condom…that to me is so risky given his fame, fortune, and political life."
INSIDE EDITION spoke with Kristin Davis, Eliot Spitzer's former Madam. The former governor of New York, now a CNN host, was reported to have undergone treatment to explore whether or not he's a sex addict. But Davis isn't convinced that either Schwarzenegger or Spitzer suffers from a sexual disorder.
"I don't think it's a real disorder. I think when you are a man with money and power, you are ruled by your ego…you are doing whatever you want…and you carry that same mentality into the bedroom," Davis says.
If Schwarzenegger does have an addiction to sex, experts say he can change his ways.
"I think the hardest thing about a disorder like this, is first accepting that it actually is a problem. There is so much denial. And then it's going to be long term therapy and understanding why you behaved this way," Golland says.
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