FOUR sex addicts in their 80s were treated by NHS doctors last year.
More OAPs were deemed to have problems linked to their “excessive drive” than those in their 20s, figures reveal.Four sex addicts in their 80s were treated by NHS doctors last year[/caption]
The average age was 57 with just three in their 20s.
The biggest number — 18 — were those in their 50s, while there were four each in their 60s and 70s.
A total of 136 sex addicts — including one in their 90s — have been treated over the past five years.
Those affected can spend all their time planning and having sex.
It often leads to a breakdown in relationships.
Celebrity addicts have included actor Michael Douglas, 79.
Lee Fernandes, of the UK Addiction Treatment Group, said sex can take over someone’s life “no matter your age”.
He added: “Sex addiction is treatable, without having to abstain completely.
“It’s important to take that first step and recognise you have a problem.”