Sex addict who slept with 'over 700 men' reveals what sparked her addiction

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By Carina Murphy

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Former sex addict and The Bachelor star Belinda 'Love' Rygier has revealed what she believes caused her addiction.

At the height of her compulsion, Rygier bedded over 700 men and went clubbing six times a week to sustain her sexual appetites.

These days, the 40-year-old Australian star has been in recovery for almost a decade and works as an Intuitive Love-Confidence Coach helping others heal themselves.

On Thursday (September 22), she spoke out about her struggles with sex addiction on Studio 10, revealing the key reason that sparked her compulsive sex behavior.

Rygier began by explaining how her struggles with addiction were rooted in childhood experiences.

"For me, I believe it really stems from your attachment style from childhood," she said on the program, adding: "If you have an insecure relationship with your family."

This is not the first time Rygier has spoken openly about her struggles with sex addiction. Earlier this summer, the reality star chatted on the radio show You're A Grub Mate! about how she first realized she had a problem.

"I didn't know I had the problem until I healed it. The issue was with my relationships and I kept attracting toxic men," she explained.

Rygier went on to describe how her addiction "ruled [her] life", saying: "I was a functioning addict." She also revealed that she had "lost track" of how many people she had slept with, but that the number was "above 700".

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Rygier appeared on the 2017 season of The Bachelor Australia, starring Matty J. Credit: Richard Milnes / Alamy

Now that she is in recovery, the star and life coach explained that she wants to use sex for "intimacy" rather than "a quick validation."

"I will be having sex again but with someone I have a connection with," she added.

Featured Image Credit: Anna Berkut / Alamy

Sex addict who slept with 'over 700 men' reveals what sparked her addiction

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By Carina Murphy

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Former sex addict and The Bachelor star Belinda 'Love' Rygier has revealed what she believes caused her addiction.

At the height of her compulsion, Rygier bedded over 700 men and went clubbing six times a week to sustain her sexual appetites.

These days, the 40-year-old Australian star has been in recovery for almost a decade and works as an Intuitive Love-Confidence Coach helping others heal themselves.

On Thursday (September 22), she spoke out about her struggles with sex addiction on Studio 10, revealing the key reason that sparked her compulsive sex behavior.

Rygier began by explaining how her struggles with addiction were rooted in childhood experiences.

"For me, I believe it really stems from your attachment style from childhood," she said on the program, adding: "If you have an insecure relationship with your family."

This is not the first time Rygier has spoken openly about her struggles with sex addiction. Earlier this summer, the reality star chatted on the radio show You're A Grub Mate! about how she first realized she had a problem.

"I didn't know I had the problem until I healed it. The issue was with my relationships and I kept attracting toxic men," she explained.

Rygier went on to describe how her addiction "ruled [her] life", saying: "I was a functioning addict." She also revealed that she had "lost track" of how many people she had slept with, but that the number was "above 700".

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Rygier appeared on the 2017 season of The Bachelor Australia, starring Matty J. Credit: Richard Milnes / Alamy

Now that she is in recovery, the star and life coach explained that she wants to use sex for "intimacy" rather than "a quick validation."

"I will be having sex again but with someone I have a connection with," she added.

Featured Image Credit: Anna Berkut / Alamy