In an interview with the Australian Daily Mail, the former “Bachelor” star and TV personality Belinda Love Rygier (38) can reveal that she struggled with sex addiction for a long period.
Rygier says she has slept with more than 700 men and some women. According to Rygier, most of them are random people she has met at, for example, the grocery store.
– I could stand in the supermarket and see a man and think: “I wonder if he would be interested in having sex”.
At times it went so far that the 38-year-old’s sex addiction went beyond her friendships.
It happened that Rygier dropped appointments with friends in order to have casual sex.
– Sex is the only addiction I’ve had, and that’s because it made me feel loved and I’ve really lacked love in my life, she continues.
The turning point came when the “Bachelor” star had what she describes as a terrifying encounter with a random sex partner.
According to the TV profile, one of the men is said to have been violent towards her, and at one point pushed her down the stairs and locked her in a garage.
– That was my turning point. I thought: “I have to help myself”. That’s when the journey began, and things got better quickly. When you decide to change, it happens very quickly.
Today she works as a coach and runs bootcamps to help those struggling with sex addiction, by learning how to gain more self-confidence and how to have a healthy and respectful relationship with sex.