Confessing with true intentions, yes. Confessing as a backup plan, no. Unfortunatley with a lot of people it is the latter.
Unfortunately most don't confess at all. But I still see it as the people that confess as a backup plan aren't really sorry anyway, so what difference does it make? If they were a Protestant they'd just recite a prayer without really meaning it just like they do in the Confessional. (in no way does any of this mean that I think all Protestants aren't really sorry for their sins or can't be forgiven)