A SEX addict whose out of control urges would lead her to having it off with six men at a time has become celibate now she is a mum.
Laurie Jade Woodruff, 30, would think nothing of sleeping with several men a week and has lost count of how many men she has had sex with – she estimates somewhere between 100 and 200.
Often she would have sex just for the sake of it and it was this inability to control herself that led her to seek help.
Now having beaten the addiction and having gone four months without sex, she has written a book – Diary of a Sex Addict – based around her experiences.
Laurie, from Sheffield, who first had sex when she was 12, now dedicates her time to 18-month old son Henry.
She told The Sun: “I would go to a sex club after a night out with mates because I wanted a hit so badly.
“My ex even took me to a big sex party in Liverpool where he watched me have sex with six men at once.
“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.”
She would meet strangers on Instagram for sex after they flirted with her.
Her life was being driven by the “hit” from sleeping with different men and she admits being “powerless” to control the impulse.
It also had a big impact on her having a long term partner.
Laurie says she had six important relationships but they didn’t last because the men wouldn’t accept having an open relationship.
While she did have less of an urge to look elsewhere when with Henry’s dad, Ian, they still split up because of her addiction.
She would look for controlling men out of a sense of wanting to be dominated and revealed that she ended up being stalked by two men.
It was a concern over her behaviour on her son that she joined Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA).
She realised that many other women were in a similar boat to her and so she was prompted to put pen to paper on a book.
It is based around a single mum sex addict looking for love.
Now having gone without sex for four months, her previous longest spell was two weeks.
“I’m a sexual person, always have been and always will be and there’s no shame in that,” she told the Derbyshire Times.
“But I found a way to channel the excessive sexual energy into other things like my career.”