The British artist and film-maker Steve McQueen - whose new film Shame is about sex addiction - says the condition is very real and is destroying people's lives.
He tells HARDtalk's Zeinab Badawi that both men and women can have an unhealthy relationship with sex in the same way they can with food where the craving for it becomes a compulsion making everything else in life become secondary.
You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Wednesday 18th January at 0430, 0930, and 1530 and on BBC News Channel on Wednesday 18th January at 0430 GMT, Thursday 19th at 0030 GMT, and Friday 20th at 0030 and 0430 GMT.
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