And this was not a chance encounter, for Seyi was a sex addict and it was what
she did almost every day for 13 years. Last night she said: “Sex addiction took hold of my life.”
Seyi, 35, was just 17 when she became dependent on sleeping with men. By 19
she'd had 40 partners and she says she has bedded a shocking total of 370
Her dangerous addiction led her to a life of destruction - catching
sexually transmitted infections, being evicted from her home and having two
She explains says: “Sex addiction is something people associate with men, but
it took hold of my life for more than 13 years.
“It was a craving and a fear of how I’d feel if I couldn’t get it.
“Once I did, it was a huge relief, like a weight was lifted.
“It’s like any addiction. It made me selfish, self-destructive and depressed
but it was a cycle I couldn’t escape.”
She adds: “I lost my virginity when I was 13 with my first boyfriend.
“I was shocked when I fell pregnant. I gave birth when I was 14. It was a very
Social services arranged a nanny to look after her daughter, Sarah, from six
Being a young mum scarred Seyi’s childhood. She says: “I moved out of home
when I was 16 with Sarah and lived in a mother and baby unit. I felt
terribly lonely. I craved affection, I was miserable.”