A huge number of young men and women have the same problem with sex

Wednesday 31 August 2016 01:00

Almost half of women and men in the UK are having mediocre sex, a new study shows.

Researchers looked at a survey of over 2,000 people aged 16 to 21.

Findings show that more than a third of young people surveyed – 44 per cent of women and 34 per cent of men – have had at least one sexual problem which has lasted three months or more in the past year.

Delving deeper into the issue, 13 per cent of women and 9 per cent of men felt distressed by it, and certain anxieties became apparent:


The most common problem women in the survey faced is struggling to reach climax (6 per cent) and lack of interest in sex (5per cent).


For men, the most distressing issue was climaxing too quickly (5per cent) and problems with sustaining an erection (3 per cent).

Although the percentages may seem low at first glance, it provides a snapshot into common sexual issues plaguing Britons today.

Dr Kirstin Mitchell, the author of the study, told the Independent:

Our findings show that distressing sexual problems are not only experienced by older people in Britain – they are in fact relatively common in early adulthood as well.

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