Durex survey: Indians not sexually satisfied

CNN-IBN
Apr 30, 2008 at 03:48pm IST

New Delhi: A new global survey on sexual well-being conducted by the condom manufacturer Durex shows that Indians are low on sexual satisfaction.

Achieving an orgasm is a key driver of sexual satisfaction. Just 46 per cent of Indians said that they usually orgasm.

Moreover, the level of sexual satisfaction was half for women as compared to that of men in India. While 55 per cent Indian males achieve orgasm, only 26 per cent Indian women can say the same.

This difference in gender pretty much holds true globally, where twice as many men (64 per cent) as women regularly have orgasms.

The survey says Italians, Spaniards and Mexicans have the best sex lives, with 66 per cent of them reaching the peak, while the people of Hong Kong and China (24 per cent achieve orgasm) and the Japanese (27 per cent achieve orgasm) have the worst sex lives.

Are people sexually satisfied?

Sex worldwide could be better. Apparently, we have lost our sense of adventure, our libidos and our interest.

60 per cent of us say that sex is fun, enjoyable, and a vital part of life. However, only 44 per cent of people are fully satisfied with their sex lives.

The survey establishes that we become less satisfied with our sex lives as we get older, more so for men than women. This is partly because we tend to have sex less often and we have been in relationships for longer.

We tend to find things less exciting and more monotonous. Interestingly, having children doesn't negatively impact upon satisfaction.

Emotional Drivers

Sexual priorities are changing. People are looking for the softer, more sophisticated side of sex — quality time with partners, romance and a sense of security within the bedroom.

Feeling close to your partner, feeling loved, respected and secure all impact strongly on our ability to achieve sexual satisfaction. Mutual respect plays a vital role in a satisfying sex life.

Eighty-two per cent of people surveyed (who are sexually satisfied) say they feel respected by our partner during sex, while 39 per cent are looking for more love and romance.

Thirty-six per cent would like more quality time alone with their partner, 31 per cent would like more fun and better communication and intimacy with their partner and 29 per cent, a higher sex drive. Thirty-seven per cent want to feel less stressed out and tired.

Having an exciting sex life is also important, although this decreases during a relationship. Those who have been in a relationship over three years tend to be less inhibited.

It's important to try to keep your sex life as exciting as possible. Fifty-three per cent of us see the benefits of introducing a little experimentation into our sex lives

What is sexual well-being?

Sexual well-being is a balance of physical, emotional and sociological factors. It's about protecting and nurturing the sexual health of both you and your partner, getting the most from your sex life and feeling confident and happy about yourself.

Sexual well-being is a fundamental part of human well-being and health.

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