Actor Robert Downey Jr., best known for playing Tony Stark in Marvel films, has had many addiction issues in the past, including alcohol and drugs. It is therefore not really a surprise that he also found himself addicted to sex, more precisely to masturbating. “I was a serial compulsive masturbator,” he told The Sunday Times. It is not, however, a totally negative experience since the actor keeps moments of intense pleasure: “It was the best thing I could have done. I used this organ for all it was worth. ”
Robert Downey Jr. also revealed that he was able to overcome his alcohol and drug addictions thanks to his union with producer Susan Levin. Indeed, very quickly, Susan discovered that Robert had big problems. “I met Darth Vader within a minute. I told him it wasn’t going to work out between us. I made it clear to him that to be with me, nothing like that could happen.” , she explained in 2009. Following that, the actor decided to seek treatment.
Robert Downey Jr: how does he explain his past addictions?
From that point on, Robert Downey Jr. grew into one of Hollywood’s most successful and recognized stars. The actor revealed in his Sunday Times interview that he didn’t know when he fell into addiction, but had “just lived according to the culture he was raised in.” He continued: “Alcoholism (or drug addiction) is a disease of the brain for which people do not want to seek treatment even when they are offered a cure.”
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