Top 10 sex problems Sept 30, 2009 22:48:12 GMT -5
Post by Bozur on Sept 30, 2009 22:48:12 GMT -5
Top 10 sex problems
RELATIONSHIP counselling service Relate say these are the most common sexual problems in the UK:
1. Addiction - any sexual activity that feels 'out of control'. For example, viewing pornography, masturbation or visiting prostitutes.
2. Stuck in a rut - as a relationship matures, sexual relations can become stale.
3. Reaching orgasm - research suggests up to 35 per cent of women have never experienced an orgasm, while a further 25 per cent will have problems reaching orgasm at some stage in their lives. And an estimated 70 per cent of women don't ever climax through penetrative sex alone.
4. Premature ejaculation - this sexual complaint is estimated to affect 30 to 40 per cent of men.
5. Different levels of desire - men generally have higher sex drives, because they have 20 to 40 times more of the sex hormone testosterone than women. For men, testosterone levels tend to stay the same throughout their lives, while female levels are dramatically affected by menstruation cycles and having kids.
6. Problems getting an erection - affects approximately 40 per cent of men by the age of 40, and up to 70 per cent of men by age 70. For most, it is caused by too much stress, alcohol or health problems.
7. Painful intercourse - most commonly caused by a lack of sexual arousal. Child birth, the menopause, infections and irritations, a tilted uterus or other gynaecological disorders can also cause problems.
8. Lack of sex within a relationship - most couples go through phases when one or both partners go off sex. The problem may be caused by stress, tiredness or illness, or have a deep-rooted, emotional cause.
9. Increased access to internet pornography - users may become desensitised to real physical relationships, while their partner may feel rejected.
10. Increased online 'affairs' - opportunities for meeting and flirting with strangers at social networking sites and chat forums.
For more information and advice, see www.relate.org.uk/ .