While Ireland may not have a stripping convention (the, eh, main plot point of the movie) it does have a long-standing business in the country.
Over two decades ago, stripping – male or female – was unheard of in Ireland, explained Egan.
That simply doesn’t work in the long term, people need to change that ritual, they need to change their lifestyle to some extend, they need to find a way which supports them in their decision.
Sexual addiction is a little bit more like food addiction in the sense that sex is part of life, and long term recovery isn’t about having no sex in your life.
We found and been told by some people in this situation that there are some extra difficulties to discovering that your partner is sexually addicted, things like higher level of shame, higher level of shock, perhaps a greater level of hurt, a greater level of betrayal.
Nobody wants to have these problems in their life’s anymore that they want to have other addictions in their life’s but they arrive in our life’s.
Terms such as ‘Sexually Compulsive Behaviour’ are also used to describe the same problem.
This video is delievered by Eoin Stephens, MA, MIACP, MIAAAC, Director of Training, Centre for Sexual Addictions.
“There was still a very reserved attitude towards sex and Ireland was still a relatively religious country,” added Leo St Ledger, an American stripper known as ‘Six Pack’ who joined the Chain Gang over 10 years ago.
Egan said he first came across male stripping nights in Ireland when his friend told him he was doing it in a pub along the quays in Dublin.
Like other intensely mood altering experiences this can be sometimes chased after and become addictive for some people.
Particularly in chat rooms, but also using things like video-cams nowadays.
And so people will find excuses to drift back and try it again and find themselves then caught up in it again and then needing to be secret about it again and then maybe being caught again.