The Casanova Complex

The Casanova Complex is an idea for a documentary by Saskia Vredeveld about sex addiction.

This documentary follows around three people for a longer period of time. The main characters go to a rehabilitation centre for addicts to kick their sex addiction habits. Their family lives and work, everything is put under stress and relapse is a big problem.

In The Netherlands certainly 300.000 people suffer from a compulsive need for sex. Sex addiction is one of the three most common addictions, after alcohol and nicotine. The addicts need porn every day, to them sex is an obsession. Often it concerns men with a partner. And sometimes a wife or child finds their husband or father lying on the couch, with the porn channel still on and his pants around his ankles. If we continue like this, we will get a society where people are no longer able to commit to stable relationships.