July 31, 2019
Starting August 1, members of the Sexual Health Alliance will appear on live cam to discuss issues like addiction, infidelity, and relationship conflicts with cam users
CYPRUS—Leading camsite Stripchat, in partnership with the Sexual Health Alliance, will be bringing clinical psychologists, sex researchers and relationship therapists onto its global cam platform to answer viewers’ questions (whether they’re subscribers or not) about sex addiction and online infidelity. The initiative will kick off Thursday, August 1, with an hour-long cam session with Dr. David Ley.
“Cam users are passionate about cams, but the outside world doesn’t always accept that,” stated Max Bennet, Vice President of New Media at Stripchat. “Cam fans are more likely than other adult fans to struggle with shame and anxiety about their desires. This is a chance for them to get past some of the myths and stigma around porn, and talk to an expert about what science actually says.”
A recent study by Stripchat showed that:
* 42% of all cam users have experienced anxiety about their cam habits, with 11% reporting frequent or constant anxiety.
* 31% of married cam users said cam watching had caused conflicts in their relationship.
* 24% of married cam users said they had fallen in love with a cam performer
* Women and the very religious were the most likely to spend excessively on cams—over $1K a month—and to feel shame about it
As part of the campaign, Stripchat solicited questions from its users that they would like a doctor to answer. The questions ranged from fears about sex addiction to worries about mental health.
Stripchat has partnered with the Sexual Health Alliance to help cam users better understand the science behind cam and porn use. SHA Advisory Board member Dr. David Ley will appear on cam on August 1 to discuss the latest research on the origins of sexual shame, online infidelity and sex addiction.
“Webcam users have been left out of most research and therapy,” said Dr. Ley. “Non-shaming support and education is nonexistent. This needs to change, and this is how it starts.”
“Sex Addiction: Myths and Facts” will take place on Stripchat on Thursday ,August 1, 2019 at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT.
Users must be logged in in order to ask questions; however, no membership to Stripchat is needed to view the session. Survey data and other information about the initiative are available.