Strip Club Addiction in NYC
Strip Club Addiction Counseling
Strip Club Addiction is a sad and lonely disorder, and I have helped clients let go of this expensive and paradoxically isolating behavior. Strip Club Addiction is disruptive to the client’s life, actual responsibilities, and interferes with the client developing a reality based romantic, social, and sexual life.
My clients who have engaged in this behavior have often had other similar commercialized sexual behaviors they needed my help with. In addiction to the leaving this behavior behind, my other goal I typically have have for clients is to have a real world life, not based on deception by others, self deception, or feeling the need to pay for the illusion of a human connection. I have had great success in this.
The Cause of Strip Club Addiction
For many, the first visit to a strip club was a right of passage. Sadly, these places and behaviors are often considered a part of our culture. Though not necessarily right or wrong, engaging in it does not by itself mean sexual addiction is present. The Strip Club Addicts are the regulars, who know the dancers’ “stage names”, and maybe even their actual names. The staff may know the addict, as the addict may be there for hours at a time, sometimes daily. The addicts are there alone. It has become a ritual.
Strip Club Addicts often suffer from social delusions at these clubs. Some addicts successfully succeed in socially connecting with a dancer, the Strip Club Addict believing they are “friends”. Strip Club Addicts give away money, do favors, and do strange chores (such as long drives from state to state to other venues), all this seeking the “love” of a dancer. The addict doesn’t recognize that the dancers don’t really feel for him, and he does not actually respect the dancer. She is an object. The Strip Club addict burns through time, money, and energy in this fake environment. All while actual life is going by: real opportunities go ignored, real obligations unattended to, real people in his life forgotten and suffering.