Cybersexing chat

Lance and I have such a strong connection that again our honesty and openness is so important.”Fans had no idea the pair had temporarily split last year and Tom’s social media for 2016 is full of happy pictures of the pair.

But behind the scenes Tom’s relationship was in turmoil and he turned to other men for comfort.

The number of certified sex-addiction therapists has more than doubled since 2008, according to the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.

But unlike other addictions, this one isn't officially recognized.

The Olympic diving ace revealed it took place in a ­seven-month split from hubby-to-be Dustin Lance Black.

But he pledged: “This will absolutely never happen again now that we’re getting married.“The date is set, and we’re raring and ready to go for that wedding now.”Tom said he and film-maker Dustin, 42, had secretly been “on a break” because of the demands of their long-distance ­relationship when he chatted with other men online and indulged in cyber sex with one.

The movie industry, for its part, has released at least five films on sex addiction in the past five years, six if you count both parts of Lars von Trier’s But even now, sex addiction seems to exist in parallel realities: one in which millions of people are struggling with it, and another in which it is barely studied and not even clinically recognized.

Research has yet to confirm that extreme sexual behavior really is addictive in the same neuroscientific sense that, for instance, habitual heroin use appears to be.

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