Dax Shepard may be happily married to Kristen Bell, but he wasn’t always so keen to settle down. Speaking on the latest episode of Dr. Phil’s new podcast, “Phil In The Blanks,” the actor said that he thinks he used to be a sex addict.
Shepard revealed that he hooked up with “a lot of people” back when he was single, maybe even too many. But one incident where he “immediately got horny” and made a booty call after getting in a fight with his girlfriend over the phone made him consider that he had a sex addiction. In his mind, his brain was making him feel ready to hit the sheets just so he “didn’t have to feel that other thing,” AKA bad vibes from the fight.
The actor admitted he was never officially diagnosed with sex addiction... and after hearing the “symptoms,” Dr. Phil wasn't too sure that Shepard would have been. He used the example of thinking about a dill pickle, which could cause you to “start salivating.” “If you have a thought about someone you’re attracted to or you had a good experience with or whatever, your body is going to respond,” he noted.