Web desk: It is common for both men and women to experience sexual problems at some stage in their lives. Such problems can cause a great degree of distress. Sexual function depends on physical, psychological and emotional factors and can be affected by a number of things such as illness, medication, stress, relationship problems and substance misuse. Some problems resolve themselves, or can be dealt with by being open with your partner but you may need professional help to improve or overcome them.
Dr AK JAIN’S clinic short listed Common sexual problems include:
- Lack of sexual interest or desire
- Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection
- Pain associated with sex
- Difficulty reaching orgasm or ejaculation
- Premature ejaculation
- Sexual addiction
- Past sexual abuse or assault
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Recent survey on BBC says that Distressing sexual problems’ affecting at least one in 10 young men and women.A lack of education around “issues of sexual satisfaction” is one of the causes, according to researchers. They analysed data from 1,875 sexually active and 517 sexually inactive people aged 16 to 21. Climaxing, erectile dysfunction and lack of interest in sex are some of the main issues.The findings have been published in the Journal of Adolescent Health and the analysis is described as the “largest scientific study” of sexual health lifestyles in Britain.
The report found more than a third of people who reported one or more sexual problems had sought help about their sex life, but rarely from a professional. They asked for help from family and friends or searched for advice on the internet. Study co-author Professor Kaye Wellings, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, wants sex education in schools to change. “UK sex education is often silent on issues of sexual satisfaction, but these are clearly important to young people and should be addressed.
Reputed sexologist Dr AK Jain says, “Sex education could do much more to debunk myths about sex, discuss pleasure and promote gender equality in relationships.Growing older does not have to mean an end to your sexuality and enjoying the desire to have an active, satisfying sex life. The need for feelings of closeness and love are still there. Many older couples can and do have a fulfilling and pleasurable sexual relationship.But aging can bring about physical or mental changes not present years ago. Recognizing the difference between normal changes from aging and changes due to a chronic disease and then taking steps to make modifications, can stoke the sexual fire within from going out completely.”
A healthy active sex life can be extended well into later in life. Even though physical problems or disease situations may interrupt intimacy at times, it does not have to end discovering new ways of closeness — hugging, kissing, touching, and just spending time together can bring about a deeper affection for one another making the relationship flourish.