Laurie Jade Woodruff would sleep with several men a week
In the grips of her sex addiction, Laurie Jade Woodruff would sleep with several men a week even if she didn’t feel like it.
Her all-encompassing nymphomania would see her go to sex clubs where she’d have sex with up to six men at once.
Powerless to control her desires she would turn to sex to comfort her and, although she’s lost count, thinks she slept with between 100 and 200 men.
But the growing compulsion she felt would eventually lead her to realising she needed help.
Now empowered by the experiences of others like her, the 30-year-old is four months celibate and has written a book loosely based on her experiences – Diary of a Sex Addict.
Laurie has become celibate now she has son Henry (Image: Supplied)
The 30-year-old decided to seek help for her addiction (Image: lauriejaderotic/Instagram)
The mum, from Sheffield, now prioritises 18-month old son Henry but her life has changed from the one led by an obsession that started young.
After losing her virginity aged 12, Laurie told The Sun that her desire for sex grew as she moved into her twenties.
“I would go to a sex club after a night out with mates because I wanted a hit so badly,” she said.
“My ex even took me to a big sex party in Liverpool where he watched me have sex with six men at once.”
She continued: “I felt powerless to control my desires – and would turn to sex to soothe me all the time. I guess I wanted the thrill of the connection.”
Before Henry, Laurie says she felt powerless to control her desires (Image: Supplied)
But despite the popularity of dating apps, Laurie has never used them to satisfy her desires.
She would meet strangers on Instagram for sex after they would message her with compliments.
Her compulsion to get a “hit” saw her sleep with several men a week even if she didn’t want to and felt “powerless” to control her desires.
Her sex addiction would have an impact on her search for a long term partner, she said.
Despite having six “big” relationships, she said they couldn’t last because they can’t handle an open relationship.
Laurie is a proud mum to son Henry (Image: lauriejaderotic/Instagram)
But she says she found it easier to be monogamous with Henry’s dad, Ian, but they still split up “all the time” over her addiction.
Laurie said her desire to be dominated saw her seek out controlling men and other addicts.
However, she ended up being stalked twice by men who “got the wrong impression”.
Fearing she would obsess over texting guys even with her young son in front of her, Laurie decided to get help
She signed up to Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and attended meetings with other addicts.
Partner Ian was supportive and took to meetings but the pressure grew and the pair split.
Laurie then began to come up with the idea of her novel.
Going to SLAA meetings she said she noticed how similar she was to the other women and how they suffered similar problems in childhood.
Armed with new stories to share she began to write her book based on a single mum sex addict in search of love.
Laurie’s life has now transformed and she has been celibate for over four months.
Before that the longest she has ever gone without sex with just two weeks.
“I’m a sexual person, always have been and always will be, and there’s no shame in that,” the qualified therapist told Derbyshire Times .
“But I found a way to channel the excessive sexual energy into other things, like my career.
“My addiction controlled me, now I control my addiction.”