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Are only married men sex addicts?

I don't mean to be flip about sexual addiction – who knows if it's a real medical condition or simply a convenient excuse – but why is that guys like Wilt Chamberlain and Derek Jeter can sleep around all they want and be considered healthy, hot-blooded males while married guys who do the same thing are diagnosed and sent to a clinic?

I'm talking, of course, about Tiger Woods and the latest unconfirmed reports that he's checked himself into a rehab center in Mississippi for some Scared Limp treatment. While my initial reaction was that any black male who voluntarily enters the state of Ole Miss has mental issues, I've decided after not-so-deep thought that Golf Guy's real problem isn't that he's lost his marriage, his sponsors, his reputation, his income or his integrity. He's not suffering from some psycho-medical condition, either. No, Tiger's real problem is that he got married.

Tiger is not a sex addict. He's just a rich superstar. He did what any other guy worth almost $1 billion and in the prime of his athletic career would do when presented with numerous, spandex-clad opportunities to misbehave. As CNN solemnly reported in the wake of the murder-suicide of NFL quarterback Steve McNair and his mistress last year, "80-90 percent of pro athletes cheat." (The other 10-20 percent must have pulled groin muscles.)

I'm sure Tiger's sex life as a married man wasn't much different from his sex life as a single man. It wasn't until he tied the knot that the love of getting it on was getting to be a problem. It's got to be confusing for poor Tiger. One minute, he's living every guy's dream and enjoying the fruits of his money, power and fame. Then – one $1 million ring and two kids later – he's a sick man trying to recover from his, ahem, drives.

Let's face it, some (OK, a lot of) men are not cut out for settling down. The difference is that most men aren't presented daily with opportunities to make bad decisions. Instead of trying to overcome this terrible illness of not being able to say no when scantily-clad women throw themselves at you night and day, chronic cheaters like Tiger, Kobe Bryant, David Duchovny, Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, Bill Clinton, Eric Benet, Eliot Spitzer, John Edwards, Bill Murray and Russell Brand should save their money and spare us the headlines by simply stepping away from the altar.

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