Listen up Charlie Sheen, Anthony Weiner and the entire porn industry.
The good folks at UCLA have come up with a set of scientific criteria for what ails you, a.k.a., sex addiction. And the new guidelines make this one step closer to becoming recognized as a legitimate mental disorder along the lines of drug addiction.
Seriously, though, it could be a good thing. It could help you get the help you need:
UCLA says the new criteria, published in the latest Journal of Sexual Medicine, will allow the editors of upcoming, fifth edition of psychiatry's bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, seriously consider induction of sex addiction as a tried-and-true psych-problem.
(Can you imagine taking legit time off work for sex rehab? Charlie Sheen can ...)
The guidelines come via Rory Reid, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.