Cases of sex addiction have exploded with the expansion of the Internet over the last 20 years. At any given moment, more than 29,000 people are viewing adult entertainment on the Internet, and that is likely a conservative number. While numbers of consumption is growing among both genders, women now make up one-third of the people viewing erotic content online.
In-patient treatment facilities have seen a boom in numbers as adult entertainment has expanded on the Internet. Similar to the way marijuana is called a gateway drug, some experts believe erotic content is a gateway behavior to riskier sexual habits. Here is a list of 17 celebrities who have come forward, or were forced to come forward, about their sex addiction.