Video News - A new hard-hitting sex survey reveals that more than 50 percent of couples in Asia-Pacific are not getting enough satisfaction in the bedroom. It seems people want better sex and a lot more of it.
One of the biggest problems topping the bedroom blues is a lack of control which is leading to lower levels of relationship and sexual satisfaction. The survey commissioned by Menarini Asia-Pacific reported that premature ejaculation (PE) causes intense levels of stress and frustration for both men and their partners and is a lot more common than many people know. One in three men suffer from PE, making it one of the most common sexual dysfunctions for men, and it doesn't discriminate against age.
The survey, which questioned more than 3,500 men and women aged 18-45 years old from nine different countries including Australia, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, revealed that 75 percent of men thought it was extremely important to satisfy their partners. They believed that being able to control ejaculation was key to a great sex life.
But for those couples who experience PE, the impact goes far beyond the bedroom. More than 80 percent of men who had experienced PE and their partners said it had a negative impact on their relationships. Around 30 percent of men and 40 percent of women said that it caused them to avoid sex completely. More than 40 percent of couples said that PE caused them to grow apart and in worst cases lead to relationship breakdowns and even divorce.
PE is a treatable condition but few people understand the causes and treatment options. Such limited understanding means that many men with the condition do not seek medical help which leads to under-diagnosis. The fact is that most men just can't talk about it. Nearly 60 per cent of men surveyed said they were unable to discuss it with their partners due to acute embarrassment, stigma and fears of hurting their partners' feelings.
Many partners of PE sufferers don't fully understand the problem and therefore do not encourage them to see a doctor. More than 60 percent believe the problem is all in the mind and will disappear overtime. Other common misconceptions about PE include that it is caused by stress, anxiety ageing or inexperience.
The sex relationship survey is part of a new drive to heighten awareness about PE and to encourage men and their partners to start talking about the issue. The survey concluded that the medical community should take a lead in educating the public on the signs and symptoms of PE so that men can seek help early and help heal their sexual health.