Before I begin, I'd like to first say that my questions here are not meant to glorify nor minimize the real problems and sufferings experienced by those afflicted with sexual addiction. I'm just curious, albeit in a shallow way. So here goes. I'd describe myself as: relatively attractive, educated, socially adept, hung, etc. Yet despite being these things, I've never really been able to have what I wish I could have -- some good old fashioned sex with attractive people in the world. I'm wondering how sex addicts score so much that it becomes a problem in their lives. Perhaps I have an incomplete understanding of what it means to be a sex addict. If paying for sex is the issue, then that makes sense. Anyone with money can do that. The same goes for too much masturbation and excessive pornography use. Anyone can do that. But how do everyday people (meaning not famous or rich) accumulate hundreds or thousands of sexual partners while the rest of us scratch out one or two a decade?