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15. If Tiger Woods was to resurrect his career, he had to claim to have had an addiction.
Edited on Sat Mar-06-10 09:27 PM by no_hypocrisy
The American public expected an affirmative act of contrition. And he had to say he made a mistake and the mistake was so massive that it was involuntary.

It reminds me of DUI's between their arrest and court hearing. Their lawyers get them into AA ASAP so when they go in front of a judge, they can say truthfully and with a straight face that the defendant FINALLY realized that s/he had a serious problem and decided to address it head-on. And they hope the judge will be lenient when it's time to pass judgment.
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  -Too Much Sex? No Such Thing -- Why Sex Addiction Is Total B.S. jaysunb  Mar-06-10 09:16 PM   #0 
  - Cool Story, Bro  Happy Hippy   Mar-06-10 09:17 PM   #1 
  - I WANT that addiction.  cliffordu   Mar-06-10 09:18 PM   #2 
  - It's awful Bro,  jaysunb   Mar-06-10 09:23 PM   #12 
  - I just caught the chronic masturbation version of that one.....  cliffordu   Mar-06-10 09:25 PM   #14 
     - ROFL !  jaysunb   Mar-06-10 09:33 PM   #19 
     - Wear glasses yet, cliffordu?  DemoTex   Mar-07-10 11:14 AM   #74 
        - braille computer.  cliffordu   Mar-07-10 10:06 PM   #98 
  - But you have had all the 'fucking addictions' already.  Ikonoklast   Mar-07-10 11:44 AM   #79 
     - ...Only if you're doing it right.  cliffordu   Mar-07-10 10:05 PM   #97 
  - "on which the survival of the species is dependent"  Boojatta   Mar-06-10 09:18 PM   #3 
  - I'd hate to go cold turkey n/t  safeinOhio   Mar-06-10 09:18 PM   #4 
  - That's a rookie mistake - take the turkey out of the fridge a bit earlier  petronius   Mar-06-10 11:56 PM   #50 
     - Oh no,  safeinOhio   Mar-07-10 07:54 AM   #67 
  - Has the Pope weighed in on this?  SpiralHawk   Mar-06-10 09:19 PM   #5 
  - Addiction should be something that is done so much that it interferes with one's normal life  ck4829   Mar-06-10 09:19 PM   #6 
  - Exactly. Good point.  Behind the Aegis   Mar-06-10 09:24 PM   #13 
  - Eating disorders are treated using addiction paradigms  seleff   Mar-06-10 10:51 PM   #39 
  - i am no fan of '12-step' programs.  dysfunctional press   Mar-06-10 11:42 PM   #46 
  - Your Ignorance is showing. 12 Step programs do not tell anyone to do anything  digidigido   Mar-07-10 11:20 AM   #76 
  - Some 12 steppers get so defensive when people point out the religiosity of their program.  Hello_Kitty   Mar-07-10 12:18 PM   #85 
     - Amen ! n/t  jaysunb   Mar-07-10 03:03 PM   #90 
  - I wasted years of my life in 12 steps.  Hello_Kitty   Mar-07-10 12:30 PM   #87 
  - Although 12-step programs help many  lapislzi   Mar-09-10 08:40 AM   #144 
  - I was referring to the title of the OP, which was a reference to the article posted.  Behind the Aegis   Mar-07-10 04:31 AM   #57 
  - ... just one more, just one more link, then I'll go to sleep  Voice for Peace   Mar-07-10 10:53 AM   #71 
     - i knew i was losing my wife. i knew i would lose my kids. i couldnt stop  seabeyond   Mar-07-10 10:56 AM   #72 
  - To rub one out! ROFL!!!!  kimmerspixelated   Mar-08-10 04:53 PM   #117 
  - Hmm...I think that could be a problem...  onpatrol98   Mar-08-10 06:08 PM   #119 
  - or being unable to control the urges when they interfere with things that matter to you.  Voice for Peace   Mar-06-10 10:22 PM   #36 
  - I saw a show on this once and the people talked about a lack  roguevalley   Mar-06-10 11:26 PM   #41 
     - This sounds very plausible  jaysunb   Mar-06-10 11:38 PM   #43 
  - for some people, sex can do that.  dysfunctional press   Mar-06-10 11:38 PM   #44 
  - Right. The amount isn't the point. n/t  Orsino   Mar-07-10 08:05 AM   #68 
  - If people were seeking help for it  treestar   Mar-07-10 10:10 PM   #100 
  - Unless your wife puts a golf club upside your head  Fast Dude   Mar-06-10 09:20 PM   #7 
  - Gambling, speeding, shoplifting, shopping  sandnsea   Mar-06-10 09:21 PM   #8 
  - Those aren't addictions,  Codeine   Mar-06-10 10:10 PM   #32 
  - This is just a sad thread  sandnsea   Mar-06-10 10:24 PM   #37 
  - YOU KNOW IT SANDNSEA  Skittles   Mar-06-10 11:59 PM   #52 
  - +1000 nt  laughingliberal   Mar-07-10 12:11 PM   #83 
  - couldn't agree more  BlancheSplanchnik   Mar-07-10 12:32 PM   #88 
  - +100  dave29   Mar-08-10 07:38 PM   #127 
  - Actually, via brain plasticity that psychology/behavior also has a strong physiological component.  HuckleB   Mar-09-10 01:33 AM   #140 
  - so you're saying there is no psychological component  Blue_Tires   Mar-09-10 08:52 AM   #147 
  - You forgot "praying", sandnsea.  Dogtown   Mar-09-10 06:56 AM   #142 
     - actually i agree. when using religion as an outside source to fill a void within.  seabeyond   Mar-09-10 07:25 AM   #143 
  - The criteria for the proposed Hyposexual Disorder:  rug   Mar-06-10 09:21 PM   #9 
  - Do you think Medicare will cover the treatment costs ?  jaysunb   Mar-06-10 09:27 PM   #16 
  - Me too. . .cover my therapy sessions at the Bunny Ranch brothel outside Carson City, NV  Suji to Seoul   Mar-06-10 09:34 PM   #21 
  - No worry...  onpatrol98   Mar-08-10 07:36 PM   #125 
  - Sonny you'll wish you had all that when you're 70! nt  flamingdem   Mar-06-10 09:32 PM   #18 
  - I've got 6 years to go  jaysunb   Mar-06-10 09:40 PM   #26 
  - Ernest Borgnine Talks About Masturbation (at 91).  rug   Mar-06-10 09:56 PM   #30 
  - Also known as male adolescence n/t  Taitertots   Mar-06-10 10:11 PM   #33 
  - I enjoy eating, does that make me a food addict  Suji to Seoul   Mar-06-10 09:21 PM   #10 
  - Do you indulge these activities to the extent they interfere with other aspect of your life?  laughingliberal   Mar-07-10 12:16 PM   #84 
  - Does it include masturbation?  leftstreet   Mar-06-10 09:23 PM   #11 
  - I must be really immature  fujiyama   Mar-09-10 12:56 AM   #139 
  - If Tiger Woods was to resurrect his career, he had to claim to have had an addiction.  no_hypocrisy   Mar-06-10 09:26 PM   #15 
  - Do you think that maybe, just maybe...  varkam   Mar-07-10 05:37 AM   #64 
     - Could be both.  no_hypocrisy   Mar-07-10 06:15 AM   #66 
     - No when it comes to celebrities behaving badly, the addiction or rehab ploy is a scam  alarimer   Mar-07-10 10:26 PM   #102 
  - 'measuring rod' should not have been in this text!  tnlefty   Mar-06-10 09:29 PM   #17 
  - DAMMIT! You beat me to it.  flvegan   Mar-06-10 09:33 PM   #20 
  - Not nearly as bad as, Drill Baby, DRILL  jaysunb   Mar-06-10 09:36 PM   #24 
  - I kind of have my own personal measuring rod to determine if I'm having too much or too little sex.  asdjrocky   Mar-06-10 09:34 PM   #22 
  - I've got a measuring rod for you right here....  slutticus   Mar-06-10 09:35 PM   # 
  - I've got a measuring rod for you right here....  slutticus   Mar-06-10 09:35 PM   #23 
  - according to wikipedia, he's wrong:  unblock   Mar-06-10 09:39 PM   #25 
  - Let's just stick with the physiological meaning, 'k?  eridani   Mar-06-10 09:42 PM   #27 
  - Of Course, There May Not be That Big a Gulf Between the Two  On the Road   Mar-06-10 10:42 PM   #38 
     - There is physical withdrawal from not shoplifiting?  eridani   Mar-07-10 02:28 AM   #56 
  - 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex  liberal N proud   Mar-06-10 09:51 PM   #28 
  - Good article. It's a shame that American puritanism has attached so much  Lorien   Mar-06-10 10:04 PM   #31 
  - so can we be addicted to being healthy too?  Supersedeas   Mar-08-10 03:29 PM   #109 
  - Sex Addiction  classysassy   Mar-06-10 09:54 PM   #29 
  - Yeah, that's the big problem with classifying issues with things like sex and food as "addictions"  Withywindle   Mar-06-10 10:15 PM   #34 
  - There's a difference between wanting sex several times a day  gkhouston   Mar-06-10 10:22 PM   #35 
     - Is it really just a matter of how much money you spend?  Withywindle   Mar-06-10 11:57 PM   #51 
        - I think some might beg to differ.  varkam   Mar-07-10 05:10 AM   #63 
        - You're missing the compulsive to the point of destruction aspect of sex addiction  gkhouston   Mar-07-10 04:28 PM   #94 
           - "They don't even enjoy the sex anymore". this is what people are looking away from  seabeyond   Mar-07-10 04:45 PM   #95 
  - I think you missed the point if you look at it from a committed partnership view.  1776Forever   Mar-06-10 10:57 PM   #40 
  - A pretty good percentage of our population is NOT monogamous  JCMach1   Mar-06-10 11:35 PM   #42 
     - Some are people are, and say they are. Some people aren't and say they are.  Political Heretic   Mar-06-10 11:52 PM   #49 
     - Is You or Is You Ain't ?  704wipes   Mar-07-10 12:12 AM   #54 
     - 17-18% females screwin around, 20% men. lots of both gender not.  seabeyond   Mar-07-10 12:01 AM   #53 
     - Here's the problem written large in Statistics  JCMach1   Mar-07-10 12:26 AM   #55 
     - Then DON"T GET MARRIED if your partners expectations are that you will be faithful.  1776Forever   Mar-07-10 11:15 AM   #75 
  - No such thing.  proteus_lives   Mar-06-10 11:39 PM   #45 
  - Heh!  kimmerspixelated   Mar-08-10 05:05 PM   #118 
  - couldn't agree more  Whoknows44   Mar-06-10 11:43 PM   #47 
  - And, in the old days, alcoholics drank themselves to death instead of getting treatment.  varkam   Mar-07-10 04:49 AM   #58 
  - /facepalm Common People! Sex Addiction is not about having "too much sex" for fucks sake...  Political Heretic   Mar-06-10 11:47 PM   #48 
  - +1  varkam   Mar-07-10 04:50 AM   #59 
  - well said.  cali   Mar-07-10 04:52 AM   #60 
  - Exactly  Dorian Gray   Mar-07-10 06:02 AM   #65 
  - And it seems to be 'sexual conquest' too, not just 'sex', at least in common usage  muriel_volestrangler   Mar-07-10 08:07 AM   #69 
  - I'm not going to bite on whether or not this should be considered a ligitmate condition.  TheMadMonk   Mar-07-10 04:57 AM   #61 
  - Mr. Lawrence's narrow interpretation of 'addiction' betrays his ignorance of the literature.  varkam   Mar-07-10 05:04 AM   #62 
  - +1  Kitty Herder   Mar-09-10 08:47 AM   #145 
  - I've always laughed out loud at..  sendero   Mar-07-10 08:12 AM   #70 
  - I wouldn't know about "sex addiction", but I do know about  pipi_k   Mar-07-10 11:08 AM   #73 
  - Now, now. You're messing up the narrative of those who denigrate anything they don't understand. nt  laughingliberal   Mar-07-10 12:08 PM   #82 
  - I've been there.  Kitty Herder   Mar-09-10 08:50 AM   #146 
  - i think the saddest about this op is the normal is the person with a major objective in life  seabeyond   Mar-07-10 11:20 AM   #77 
  - Dr. Drew is addicted to finding addictions.  TexasObserver   Mar-07-10 11:27 AM   #78 
  - Bingo !  jaysunb   Mar-07-10 03:13 PM   #91 
  - But the meetings are GREAT places for picking up women!  mitchum   Mar-07-10 11:47 AM   #80 
  - There are certain simians that copulate many times a day with  lumpy   Mar-07-10 12:06 PM   #81 
  - very superficial and uneducated Counterpunch rant  BlancheSplanchnik   Mar-07-10 12:25 PM   #86 
  - delete  jaysunb   Mar-07-10 03:00 PM   #89 
  - I think he is intentionally misunderstanding and misrepresenting the addiction.  LostInAnomie   Mar-07-10 03:24 PM   #92 
  - Those with Kluver Bucy tend to have too much sex...  NoodleyAppendage   Mar-07-10 03:32 PM   #93 
  - Typical "radical" nonsense from counterpunch. ALSO a shitty appeal to nature  anonymous171   Mar-07-10 04:48 PM   #96 
  - It is way more complicated than that  treestar   Mar-07-10 10:09 PM   #99 
  - I've been using the term "wealth addiction"  guitar man   Mar-08-10 04:50 PM   #116 
  - I think it is an excuse for shitty behavior.  alarimer   Mar-07-10 10:20 PM   #101 
  - A friend of mine --  Hell Hath No Fury   Mar-08-10 12:47 PM   #103 
  - This sounds more like an  jaysunb   Mar-08-10 02:35 PM   #106 
     - From the outside looking in --  Hell Hath No Fury   Mar-08-10 03:34 PM   #110 
  - Violence Addiction.  Cetacea   Mar-08-10 12:58 PM   #104 
  - Too much beer? No such thing. Too much food? No such thing...  LanternWaste   Mar-08-10 01:03 PM   #105 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-08-10 03:00 PM   #107 
  - "extreme feminists are people you wouldn't wanna fuck" .  seabeyond   Mar-08-10 04:05 PM   #111 
  - this kind of shit is welcome here  noiretextatique   Mar-08-10 04:17 PM   #112 
  - i do know the men that talk like this are the very men i also listen to saying they dont get it  seabeyond   Mar-08-10 04:39 PM   #115 
  - I get plenty, honey,  SimonPhoenix   Mar-08-10 09:01 PM   #131 
     - sure you do, big boy.... just keep telling us what a man you are. someone, somewhere  seabeyond   Mar-08-10 09:53 PM   #134 
        - Well,  SimonPhoenix   Mar-08-10 10:04 PM   #137 
  - Hey you !  jaysunb   Mar-08-10 07:14 PM   #123 
  - You're totally right  SimonPhoenix   Mar-08-10 04:20 PM   #113 
     - you know, those old men, that cant get it up anymore but it is the only thing they identify as being  seabeyond   Mar-08-10 04:38 PM   #114 
        - Whatever you say, Amarillo  SimonPhoenix   Mar-08-10 06:09 PM   #120 
           - in all your wisdom, do tell, what does amarillo have to do with anything? nt  seabeyond   Mar-08-10 07:42 PM   #128 
              - It means don't ever accuse me of talking big without proof  SimonPhoenix   Mar-08-10 08:53 PM   #129 
                 - so amarillo means that to you? you have proof all feminists are unfuckable?  seabeyond   Mar-08-10 09:51 PM   #133 
                 - What proof, pray tell, would you like?  SimonPhoenix   Mar-08-10 10:08 PM   #138 
                    - it was a stupid sexist comment that is old and tired made by old and tired men.... par to the racist  seabeyond   Mar-09-10 06:40 AM   #141 
                       - You're totally right  SimonPhoenix   Mar-09-10 12:41 PM   #148 
                 - size 6 womens boot firmly planted on your windpipe. grow up. nt  seabeyond   Mar-08-10 10:01 PM   #136 
  - Under some, but not all conditions.  LanternWaste   Mar-08-10 06:30 PM   #122 
     - Okay  SimonPhoenix   Mar-08-10 09:28 PM   #132 
        - And precisely what do you base this conjecture off of?  LanternWaste   Mar-09-10 05:45 PM   #149 
  - The idea of sex addiction seems to have been misrepresented...  MellowDem   Mar-08-10 03:14 PM   #108 
  - If he (Tiger) were single  jaysunb   Mar-08-10 06:23 PM   #121 
     - Very true.... nt  MellowDem   Mar-08-10 07:37 PM   #126 
  - Sex can absolutely be an addiction.  dave29   Mar-08-10 07:35 PM   #124 
  - Only today Micket Rourke boasts of doing 14 girls in one night...(yowser!  Imagevision   Mar-08-10 09:00 PM   #130 
  - Well, I'd love to have sex every day if I could,  liberalhistorian   Mar-08-10 09:57 PM   #135 

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