From The LA Times:
In some ways, it’s difficult to tell who is more sex obsessed: David Duchovny, or the rest of us.
The 48-year-old actor issued a statement in August, saying through his lawyer that he’d voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction, and asked for “respect and privacy” as he and his family dealt with the issue. Then again, you already know this by now, because we in the media (and, admit it, you at home) bypassed the whole respecting-his-privacy bit and ran with this story like dogs with a bone.
It was too easy, after all. Duchovny had by this time gained much notoriety –- and a Golden Globe -– for his portrayal of Hank Moody in “Californication,” the Showtime series about a writer who happens to have lots and lots … and lots … of sex. And so it came to be, all of us thinking about it, talking about it, sending it to each other via texts and e-mails that read something to the effect of, “Have you heard!?” The phrase “life imitates art” shot out of us like a tick. News features asking, “What is sex addiction?” followed.