NY Daily news reports that drugs and booze have become the old fashioned way to beat the blues in The City, with the current hot favourite being Adult Sex services.
Psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert reports a jump in sex-addicted men at his Manhattan practice in the past six months.
“Since early spring, maybe late winter, there’s just been an increase, and I believe it might have something to do with the economy,” he says. “A lot of the Wall Streeters use sex as a way to cope with stress. Bankers do tend to rely on pretty unhealthy ways of coping with stress – drugs, sex.
“A lot of them will use adult services,” Alpert adds. “Some of them come right out and say, ‘I’m stressed. This is how I deal with it. It’s not the worst thing in the world. I’m not using drugs.’ But when it starts to increase, then it’s a problem.” Apparently many are putting in 3 to 4 appearances a week at sex shops and massage parlours.
Good to know Asian masseuses are benefiting from Wall Street’s disaster year!
How affected are you and how are you beating the blues? Watching the sex in the City movie?