Saturday, 5 August 2017

Health and service about sex Quick facts about sex — According to scientists

People who have more sex report higher self - esteem , life satisfaction and quality of life.
• Lower frequency of sex and avoiding sex are linked to psychological distress , anxiety , depression , and relationship problems .
• In his landmark work, Alfred Kinsey found that up to 19 percent of adults do not engage in sex .
• Married males don ’ t go without sex for a long duration .
• Women more commonly avoid sex than men . In fact , up to 40 percent of women avoid sex some time in their lives . Pain during sex and low libido are big issues .
• More teenage females than teenage males abstain from sex .
• Women also are more likely to avoid sex because of childhood sexual abuse .
• Pregnant women fear miscarriage or harming the foetus – and can also refuse sex because of lack of interest and fatigue .
• The most common reasons for men avoiding sex are erectile dysfunction , chronic medical conditions and lack of opportunity .
• For both men and women , research shows that medical problems are the main reasons for sex avoidance .
• Heart disease patients often avoid sex because they are afraid of a heart attack .
• Individuals with cerebrovascular conditions, such as a stroke , likely to avoid sex .
• Chronic pain diminishes the pleasure of the sexual act and directly interferes by limiting positions .
• Metabolic conditions such as diabetes and obesity reduce sexual activity . In fact , diabetes hastens sexual decline in men by as much as 15 years .
• Being fat and having poor body image can ruin an individual ’ s desire for sex .
• Personality disorders , addiction and substance abuse and poor sleep quality affect desire for sex .
• Many medications , such as antidepressants and anti - anxiety drugs , reduce libido and sexual activity , and , as a result , increase the risk of sexual avoidance .
• Low levels of testosterone for men and low levels of dopamine and serotonin in men and women can make people avoid sex .
• For both genders , loneliness reduces the amount of time spent with other people and the opportunity for sex .
• Individuals who are lonely sometimes replace actual sexual relations with the use of pornography . Pornography may negatively affect sexual performance over time.
• Many older adults do not engage in sex because of shame and feelings of guilt or simply because they think they are ‘ too old for sex . ’
• It would be wrong to assume that older adults are not interested in engaging in sex .


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