Russell Brand, Michael Douglas, David Duchovny and Charlie Sheen have all confessed to suffering from sex addictions that have impacted negatively on their careers.
Medics might dispute whether these urges are truly an addiction or the manifestation of deeper problems but treatment remains the same as tackling drink and drug abuse: identify and admit the problem then change the self-destructive behaviour.
Directed by Stuart Blumberg, Thanks For Sharing is a sensitively handled drama comedy that address the thorny subject of sex addiction through the eyes of three men.
There’s a lot of frank discourse in the script, co-written by Matt Winston, and vivid scenes of characters succumbing to temptation in front of their computer screens.
While the online fantasises are undeniably X-rated, Blumberg’s film aims for something less lurid, balancing brash comedy with tearful confessions.
He is aided by a strong ensemble cast including Alecia Moore, aka pop star P!nk, who could easily swap the recording studio for the film set on this evidence.