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Does Sex Addiction Exist?

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/02/22/Glenn_Wilson_Sex_Wars

Is sex addiction a legitimate disease? Sex psychologist Glenn Wilson has doubts. Wilson argues that such terms allow individuals to evade responsibility for bad behavior, and may even be traced back to pharmaceutical companies with a financial interest in treating newly identified disorders.

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Why do the “selfish genes” of men and women sometimes create conflict? How do monogamy, polygamy and infidelity stack up in terms of adaptive value? Is sex addiction a real disease or just an excuse for bad behaviour? The distinction between explanation and moral justification. Reconciling the discrepancy between male and female instincts. – Gresham College

As well as being one of Britain’s best-known psychologists, Glenn Wilson is the Visiting Gresham Professor of Psychology. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs and has published more than 150 scientific articles and 33 books.

He is an expert on individual differences; social and political attitudes; sexual behavior, deviation and dysfunction; and psychology applied to the performing arts. Not one to shy away from contention, his most recent books include: Born Gay: The Psychobiology of Sex Orientation, The Secret of Lasting Love and Psychology for Performing Artists.He has lectured widely abroad, having been a guest of the Italian Cultural Association, and a visiting professor at California State University, Los Angeles, San Francisco State University, Stanford University, the University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada College.

Apart from being a professional psychologist, Dr. Wilson trained as an opera singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and still undertakes professional engagements as an actor, singer and director.

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