What is the definition of sex addiction? I’m willing to wager it’s a startling daily sexual frequency, but what do I know? A recent item about Tiger Woods’ rehabilitation stay caught my eye. Apart from the fact that the rehabilitation center sounds like a mental institution (Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services Center), the alleged weekly price to stay at this center had me reeling from within but the routine is the kicker.
Tiger Woods has been found after 54 days! He has just been spotted at the Gentle Path sex addiction treatment program at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services Center in Hattiesburg, Miss., according to the National Enquirer!
The report claims that Elin Nordegren threatened to take their children Sam Alexis, 2, and Charlie Axel, 11 months, to Sweden unless he “vowed to stop cheating and enter sex rehab.” Tiger “tearfully agreed” to go to Pine Grove to save his marriage. He’s going to have to go through a tough “Disclosure Day,” when he’ll have to face up to Elin and admit every single one of his affairs — looks like they could be there a while.
We have an inside source who has been inside the facility many times and is very knowledgeable and familiar with the sex addiction treatment program. Our source told us exactly what Tiger’s day has been like for the course of his treatment.
The Gentle Path center, surrounded by a fence which is locked at night and described by an inside source as a “concrete prison,” is a no-frills far cry from Tiger’s usual luxury surroundings. Gentle Path is specifically for sex addiction patients ad is about 4 miles from the main campus. Tiger’s daily routine will consist of group therapy sessions, doctor evaluations, and psychological analysis.
According to a recovering sex addict, who is familiar with the day-to-day life of a Pine Grove patient, admits it’s “intense” for the addicts who are there. “Every hour of your day is filled.”
Our source says that Tiger is most likely be in contact with Dr. Patrick Carnes, the Executive Director of the Gentle Path program, on a daily basis. Patients will have work book sessions and read books written by Dr. Carnes like: Don’t Call It Love, The Clinical Management of Sex Addiction, Open Hearts, and Facing The Shadows.
The typical length of a sex addict’s stay in rehab is approximately six weeks. There are between 18-24 individuals enrolled in Gentle Path at any given time. Our source tells us, “The Pine Grove patients attend Sex Addicts Anonymous meetings twice a week. They also have free supervised time get to go to Wal-Mart twice a week.”
Upon entering the facility one must sign a celibacy contracting banning them from sexual encounters with other individuals including masturbation. Our source tells us that patients have developed relationships with other members while in treatment, “There have been a few instances where people have engaged in sexual conduct with other members. But then they get kicked out of the program. The program is based on the honor code — no one is watching you to make sure you don’t masturbate.”
While staying at Gentle Path, Tiger is just fine in his golf garb. “The dress code is modest. He can’t be showing body parts that might evoke desire,” such as tight jeans or a muscle shirt,” said our source. Men and women are not separated, however, the program at Pine Grove is predominately male.
Our source says, “Patients live in a refurbished motel once called the Alamo. There is a big fence around it … it sort of resembles a prison.” The huge fence is locked at night so if someone wanted to leave, our source says, “they would have to climb the fence.”
Technology, as well as any triggers that might make someone relapse, are forbidden at Pine Grove.
As far as meals go, Tiger can forget about the private chef he had at home. “They have a set menu at Pine Grove where they serve ‘typical hospital food.’ Eggs and bacon for breakfast, and at dinner, patients can choose a meat and five vegetables.” And no more late ragers for Tiger either! “It’s lights out at 10:30 pm and up again by 6:30 am the next day.”
Imagine not being allowed to masturbate. I don’t really get it. It’s like orgasm deprivation isn’t it and this is what annoys me about everything that is, no offense intended, Americanised – from weight loss to rehab. Anything that deprives a person is bound to have them relapsing at a later point. Take weight loss as the most common example. Weight loss companes like Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers claim not to have restrictive programs but consider the fact that both companies have been in business for decades. In other words, there are many people who relapse. If these companies were all about permanent weight loss, then they wouldn’t be in business that long. They would have ‘cured’ overeaters and I say overeaters because the programs do focus on dieting – even though there are weight matters that are metabolic rather than dietary.
Add sex to the mix of rehab choices and ask yourself is masturbation is really sex. It can be, if its a case of mutual masturbation but when you’re alone, it’s a solo affair. But can solo intimacy be considered sex? Sex addiction isn’t just about orgasming. Sex addiction is a controversial subject that still has sexologists divided but if, in the case of Tiger Woods, sex addiction is defined as being unable to manage one’s sex life, then Tiger Woods tops the league. Years ago, it was actor Michael Douglas who had entered rehab for sex addiction but he didn’t even come anywhere near matching Woods’ sexual conquests. There seems to be a link between highly successful people and sexual frequency outside of the primary relationship.If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed.