In a revealing new interview, former NBA player Lamar Odom opened up about his addiction to sex, sharing that he’s slept with more than 2000 women.
The revelation was a topic of discussion on The Talk where ESSENCE’s West Coast Editor Regina Robertson joined the show’s hosts to ponder: is sex addiction an excuse for cheating?
The hosts and audience offered a resounding no, with co-host Sheryl Underwood explaining, “I do believe that some people become addicted to that stimulus, where they do it over and over and over again and it becomes a compulsion that cannot be controlled.”
“If you don’t want to be in a relationship, don’t blame sex addiction for it,” Underwood added.
The ladies also discussed ESSENCE Festival, which celebrates its 25th year this summer in New Orleans, featuring an appearance by Michelle Obama and performance from stars like Mary J. Blige, Brandy, H.E.R., Missy Elliott and more.