Former NBA player Winston Bennett is making headlines and becoming the topic of discussion around water coolers all across America for admitting his past transgressions with sexual addiction. During an interview with ESPN Bennett reveals he slept with an average of 90 women per month.
“In terms of the amount of women I had at my disposal, one was never enough. three and four in a day was very typical for me, said Bennet.
"It was so wonder that I could practice or do anything else because I was so consumed with gratifying me. I had sex with three or four in a day, being three or four different women in a day. It may not be an every day occurrence but it happened so much that it’s almost an average. Multiply 30 X 3 and you have 90 women in a month.
It’s hard to say which one I loved more. Was it basketball or was it sex? Because I spent a great deal of either time having sex, cruising for sex, calling for sex or looking for sex."
There is a lot of controversy surrounding the diagnosis of sexual addiction and if it really exists. The View spent an entire episode yesterday with addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky dedicated to many forms of addiction including sexual addiction.
According to Bennett his insatiable sexual appetite caused him to cheat on his wife before and during their marriage, even the day after they were married. Bennett's wife tells a heartbreaking story of her own failed suicide attempt fueled by her husband's sexual behavior.
While Bennett's admission may feel like a load lifted off his chest not everyone is pleased with how he's handling this publicly.
Dr. Boyce Watkins from AOL Black Voices writes:
Finally, the idea that Bennett is confessing his sexual sins on national television only serves to support the stereotype of the black male athlete as an oversexed animal completely devoid of personal responsibility. Rather than doing a national media tour, perhaps Winston needs to go somewhere and reflect on his lifelong commitment to ridiculous behavior. Winston Bennett doesn't represent me, and he is not anyone's role model. His story is one of the saddest I've heard this month.
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