Dax Shepard has admitted he maybe once had a sex addiction.
“I’d say I’ve had what could maybe be called a sex addiction at some point in my life. Not one that I had to seek treatment for, but…” Dax said on the Phil in the Blanks podcast with Dr. Phil McGraw. “I would just say, ‘I’ve had sex with a lot of people. I like to do it. It’s healthy. Who cares? I’m not getting diseases. I’m single. Whatever.’”
Dax spoke about a time when he got into a fight with a former girlfriend over the phone.
“I hung up the phone, I was driving in the car and I immediately got horny,” he recalled. “Now, that is a biochemical feeling; I’m getting a serotonin dump. Whatever I’m getting, that’s a physiological thing: horniness. So, I’m just feeling authentically horny. And I think, ‘Hmm, I’m going to text this girl I know.’ And I text this girl—and there was a delay. And then I just had this moment of clarity. I was like, ‘That’s suspicious. I just felt disempowered by my girlfriend and immediately I got horny. Could me brain be, like, taking care of me?’”
Dr. Phil explained, “For every thought you have there’s a physiological correlate. There’s no thought that you have that’s there’s not some hydraulic in your body that goes along with it. I mean, think about a dill pickle. Think about biting into a dill pickle and crushing it, you feel it crunch. The vinegar explodes in your mouth. What happens? You start salivating, right? For every thought there’s something like that that happens.”
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