Article: diagnosis and treatment of sexual addiction: background/ purpose. Initially considered to follow an addictive course but not always correct. Others believe it to be a myth/ stigma. Whether they had or were treating hypersexual individuals and were asked to report what symptoms. Gender differences in typology: pornography use seen more in men, protracted promiscuity in women. Most common type of treatment was psychotherapy. Documenting a gender difference may be of scientific interest, but it is more important to determine whether the difference may be reduced or eliminated.