So what should he be told now, after publicly admitting that he doesn't just play a sex addict on TV, but also struggles with the issue in real life? His recent entry into rehab for a self-described obsession with Internet porn has cast a national spotlight on a widely misunderstood issue that affects millions of Americans: sex addiction, specifically compulsive use of Internet-based pornography. But while the concept of sex addiction, as well as its diagnostic criteria, may still be a matter of debate, most experts nonetheless agree that there are growing numbers of people who find themselves in the grip of compulsive sexual behaviors that are beyond their control — behaviors that seriously damage their lives as well as those of their loved ones. Playing now at a computer near you While sex addiction was once viewed as being rare and obscure, the rapid proliferation of Internet porn has brought the issue very much into the mainstream, affecting men and women alike.
Can David Duchovny Recover From Sex Addiction?
David Duchovny's Sex Addiction: The Signs Were There - MTV
The actor discusses the sci-fi phenomenon that made his name, conspiracy theories and family life. Friends still had a couple of years left — but it was curtains for The X-Files. After nine series and episodes, the longest-running sci-fi show in US TV history was cancelled — and David Duchovny breathed a sigh of relief. Towards the end, rumours emerged of on-set arguments between the two stars.
David Duchovny says he and Gillian Anderson “both went a little nuts” thanks to The X-Files
This week, Duchovny and his wife, Tea Leoni , separated for a second time in their year marriage. Duchovny, 50, and Leoni, 45, have weathered this storm before: In , they spent several months apart after he admitted that he was a sex addict and voluntarily checked himself into a treatment center. He was the first celebrity to own up to sex addiction. Other public figures have sought treatment following sexual indiscretions since then -- golfer Tiger Woods and most recently, former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner , whose wife is reportedly seeking distance from him.
Whatever the case, David Duchovny, who plays a sex-crazed writer on Showtime's "Californication," seems to be having trouble breaking character; the actor is currently being treated for sex addiction at a rehab facility. Duchovny, 48, has been married since to actress Tea Leoni, with whom he has a 9-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son. Showtime, which will begin airing the show's second season in September, released a statement after Duchovny's announcement, saying, "All of us at Showtime wish David and his family the best during this very private time.