A 42-year-old woman (in the U.K.) figures that she has slept with more than 1,000 men, and bedded 40 men by the time she was just 17 years old.

The woman works as a retail manager and blames her sex addiction. (She claims it was brought on by having to witness the painful break-up of her parents' marriage when she was five-years-old.)

She admits that she thinks of sex all day, and often leaves the house in the middle of the day to find men at bars or coffee shops that she can pick up and take home.

On a bad day she has admitted to having sex with seven different men in 24 hours, sometimes a few at a time.

She says she lost her virginity when she was 15 and believes that she became a sex addict almost immediately.