Many women want a better love relationship. This was the result of an internet survey conducted by the Information Center for Sexuality and Health (ISG). Thus, only one in four women (25.9 percent) is satisfied with their sexual life. In around 70 percent of the respondents, the desire for sexual activities does not meet their expectations.
Internet survey among women
Two-thirds of women (67.7 percent) say they do not know if their partner is satisfied with their erotic behavior. Over 82 percent would like to change something in their sexual life. The survey, which spanned a period of one and a half years, involved 2, 215 women between the ages of 15 and 90 years. The average age was 35.5 years.
Apart from the age group of women under the age of 20, half of whom are happy with their love life, sexual dissatisfaction does not seem to be age-dependent. For example, 82.3 percent of 20-29 year-olds claim to have some problems in their sexual relationship. For the 50 to 59 year olds, it is 86.5 percent.
Sexual satisfaction in the partnership
"Although the results are not representative because the survey does not take socio-demographic parameters into account, they do indicate a general problem that threatens the love life and thus mutual satisfaction in the partnership, " says Dr. Michael Berner, member of the ISG board. He refers in particular to the connection between sexual satisfaction and talking about the topic.
"The problems of women are very different and range from pain during intercourse (34.1 percent) to orgasm problems (68.1 percent) to pleasure reduction by negative environmental influences such as stress (70.5 percent) It's important that they talk openly about it with their partner or a doctor, which is usually not enough or not at all. "
Speechlessness of men and women
The phenomenon of speechlessness in the face of sexual problems is also known in men who suffer from erectile dysfunction. Experts estimate that their number in Germany is about six million. But only three to four out of ten sufferers openly address the issue to their partner or physician and can hope for effective and low-risk treatment.
Contact point ISG
For about five years, the ISG supports men and women with sexual problems. The educational work of the information center, which was founded on the initiative of doctors and scientists, is the result of research showing that a satisfactory love relationship has a positive effect on health. Advice seekers can inform themselves on the Internet or contact the telephone counseling directly. As a catalyst for partnership dialogues on sexual desires and needs, the ISG has created a booklet entitled "Love Keeps Healthy".