Tiger Woods a Sex Addict? Only If He's Lucky

Lustberg said there was nothing specific to pro athletes that made them more prone to cheating, but both he and Kuriansky agreed that celebrities, used to getting a rush from their jobs, whether they are politicians, athletes, or rock musicians, often look for a similar rush through sex.

Woods' alleged desire to sleep with other women may also have been a byproduct of problems in his marriage or psychological reactions to those problems, the psychologists said.

"Men who sleep with lots of women often have intimacy issues. It is hard to know why he's doing it," Lustberg said.

Some of the women have come forward to allege affairs that happened around the time Woods was starting a family.

Woods and his wife have two children together, a daughter Sam, 2, and son Charlie, 10 months.

"His relationship with Elin is something important to consider. She's now his wife and mother of his children. He might be picking women who are going to act out sexual fantasies that he feels like he cannot ask of his wife," said Kuriansky.

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