A 42-year old British woman, who has confessed to being a sex addict, has slept with more than 1000 men so far.
Crystal Warren also puts her chronic addiction down to witnessing the breakdown of her parents marriage, who split when she was just 5.
The retail manager said that she got addicted to sex the moment she lost her virginity as a 15-year-old with a school friend.
"I felt empowered after I lost my virginity. I loved the feeling of being wanted so badly by the boy I lost it to," the Mirror quoted her as saying.
She soon started having sex with boys her age and bedding someone new every other month. By the time she was 17 she had slept with 40 people.
"I didn't think anything of it at the time. I thought all the girls in my village were experimenting, too," she said.
"I didn't know 40 men was more than most women sleep with in a lifetime. All I knew was that I felt good about myself when I was having sex," she explained.
Warren claims she has always practiced safe sex so that she doesn't contract any STIs.
Between the age of 17 and 20, Warren began going to local pubs and clubs where she had plenty of chances to fuel her addiction.
And although most of the men she slept with would disappear in the morning she admits there have been times they'd want more than physical intimacy.
If she is not able to satisfy her craving for sex Warren becomes restless.
"I'd begin to feel hungry for sex. I'd go on the prowl for men on my lunch breaks. If I didn't manage to have sex I'd be unproductive all afternoon," she said.
"At the weekends, I'd leave the house in the middle of the day to find men at pubs or coffee shops to pick up and take home. The feeling of satisfaction is almost instant.
"If I go without for a few days I start to feel desperately low, depressed and lack energy. I begin to see men as sexual objects. Walking along the street my mind races with thoughts of sex, especially with younger men," she stated.
At the age of 40 Warren finally confronted her addiction.
"I know I'm a sex addict, but I can't face getting professional help," she said.
"Sex is the only thing that makes me feel good about myself. I'm a member of online dating website CougarLife.com, which helps me find men who can keep up with my high sex drive.
"I guess when the men start saying no, I'll stop having sex. I know some people must think I'm a terrible person, but believe me I'm not proud of myself," she added.