Former prostitute turned author and journalist Tracy Quan isn't so sure that there's an increase in sex addiction as a result of the economic downturn. In fact, she's not so certain what the term sex addiction actually means.
Quan's comments came during her appearance today on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com. Invited to discuss a recent article in the New York Daily News that concludes that there's an increase in sex addiction among those who work on Wall Street as they attempt to compensate for the frustrations they feel as a result of the economic downturn.
Quan wonders if some sexual activities that one might consider normal are considered by another to be addictive.
Some callers agreed, noting that, whenever there's an economic downturn, recreational activity, like, for example, going to the movies, increases, as people try to escape the bad news of their realities.
But at least one caller was offended by the suggestion that sex, especially paid for sex, is a proper diversion from life's problems.
Quan talks more about the subject of sex addiction in her latest column in the online edition of the Guardian of London.
Quan's latest book, a novel, Diary of a Jetsetting Call Girl, was just released.