Officer looks for hookers every 2 hours
A former civil servant afflicted with sex addiction in Singapore lost his job after he was caught being absent from his desk several times during the day with no good reasons given.
In an interview with Lianhe Zaobao, a Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Li Jiaming revealed the plight of his patient who had to slip off from work to find prostitutes every two hours.
If he was unable to go out of office, he would masturbate himself in the staff toilet.
Another researcher began by watching porn magazines and subsequently got hooked to watching porn video clips on the internet.
He was eventually caught by his boss after downloading too many porn on the office computers.
Sex addiction is not an uncommon form of addiction problem in Singapore, but few sufferers step forward to be treated either due to ignorance of the condition or fearing embarrassment and being ostracized by their loved ones.
Psychiatrists interviewed by Lianhe Zaobao described sex addiction as similar to addiction to alcohol, drugs and gambling, characterized by uncontrolled and repetitive behavior to satisfy the desire.
Occasional causal sex with strangers or prostitutes is not considered a form of sex addiction.
Published May 12 2012