Julie and Noel say their son, Devon’s, obsession with sex is out of control and tearing their family apart. Devon says he became sexually active at age 15, and now 18, has slept with as many as 67 girls, has fathered two children and is facing jail time for having sex with a 13-year-old. Is he a sex addict? Noel says he raised Devon to be respectful to women and of the intimacy between two people. But, he also admits that he’s barely spoken to his son since kicking him out nearly a year ago. Can Dr. Phil get Noel to plug back in and help teach Devon what it means to be both a man and a father?
A Family Torn Apart
Devon’s dad, Noel, and stepmom, Julie, say their son’s sexual activity is out of control and casting a dark shadow on their family. Julie says she believes Devon has a sex addiction and needs help. Noel admits that his son’s reputation as a “male whore” is appalling to him, and he thinks Devon will either go to prison or end up dead, if things don’t change. Plus, Devon’s 16-year-old sister, Brittany, says her brother’s reputation has not only negatively impacted his
life, but it has also caused her
pain and suffering.
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admits that he hasn’t had any contact with Devon in the past year since
he kicked him out of the house. Has he given up on his son?
Does Devon always use protection? And, emotions run high when Noel confronts his son about his promiscuity.
Noel and Dr. Phil share their theories on why Devon is acting out. And, Dr. Phil doesn’t mince words with Devon for having sex with a 13-year-old.
Devon’s 16-year-old sister, Brittany, tearfully confronts her brother about the pain she says she’s suffered as a result of his reputation. And, Devon explains why he thinks he’s a sex addict.
Devon says he’s obsessed with having sex and believes he may be an addict. But is there such a thing as sex addiction? Psychotherapist Dr. Gary Stollman and clinical psychologist Dr. David Ley, author of The Myth of Sex Addiction
, weigh in with opposing views.
Mental health experts Dr. Gary Stollman and Dr. David Ley debate whether sex addiction exists.
“He’s the squeaky wheel. So, he gets all the attention, but the dysfunction is family-wide.”