Five times a day wasn't enough for sex-addicted British woman

Five times a day wasn't enough for sex-addicted British woman
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A British woman has opened up about her sex addiction where even five times a day wasn't enough.

Mother-of-three Rebecca Barker told the BBC how her addiction spiralled out of control and ruined her relationship.

"It was literally the first thing I thought about when I woke, I just couldn't get it off my mind," she said. 

"At its worst, even having sex five times a day wasn't enough. It was giving me the instant hit and five minutes later I wanted it again."

The compulsion surfaced in 2014 two years after Ms Barker was diagnosed with depression. 

Initially her partner was okay with it but he eventually became suspicious and accused Ms Barker of having had an affair. 

"He thought I must have been feeling guilty and that's why I wanted sex with him."

Originally from Tadcaster, North Yorks, Ms Barker said everything would remind her of sex.

"My whole body was craving it."

"I stayed at home because I felt ashamed. It felt very uncomfortable to be around other people."

Now living in France, Ms Barker has recovered from addiction and left her former partner. 

"I had to make many lifestyle changes in order to get over the depression and the addiction and for me that has worked."

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