Sex addicts can blame it on their genes!

June 9, 2006 by  
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It may take more than therapy to cure a ‘sex addict’, for boffins have discovered that genetics, and not uncontrollable urges are responsible for some people having stronger sex drives than others.

This discovery has been made by a team of scientists from Hebrew University and Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, who have found that being addicted to sex may come as a result of variations in a gene called D4, which is involved in the brain’s reaction to the pleasure chemical dopamine.


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