VICE Chats with Sex Addicts About Anthony Weiner

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By Richard Horgan Comment

It takes one to know one? Based on VICE reporter Ryan P. McCarthy’s recent excursion to a Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) meeting, the answer would seem to be most definitely.

“Mike” (all interviewees were given pseudonyms), a convicted stalker, tells McCarthy that Anthony Weiner has been a frequent topic of conversation at SLAA gatherings. But he feels the doomed politician is more of a “love addict” than sex addict and reveals that many at SLAA have suffered grave consequences as a result of sexting, Webcams and the Internet like.

“Scott” argues that Weiner has yet to cross the critical “River of Denial,” while “Daniel” shares a most intriguing suggestion:

“Weiner should come to one of our meetings, he would be more then welcome here.”

It would definitely be a shorter commitment than San Diego mayor Bob Filner‘s recent therapy and could cement a much needed positive Weiner photo opp. An earlier VICE article┬áby Kelly Bourdet agreed with Weiner’s self-appraisal that he is not a sex addict, but we’re going to side with the trio of male experts interviewed by McCarthy.