Not all young men want more sex: Survey

May 5, 2011

Unbelievable as it may sound, not all young men want more sex.
According to a survey on Australian men, 12 per cent between the ages of 16 and 24 said they wanted less sex – the highest proportion of any age group.
“Although it’s a minority, it’s still interesting that it’s more of them (than any other age group), which is not that sort of myth, boys not getting enough sex and dying to get it,” Dr Juliet Richters, Associate Professor in Sexual Health, University of New South Wales, told Reuters.
Dr Richters and a team of researchers from around Australia surveyed some 4,300 heterosexual men and 4,400 women between the ages of 16 and 64. She said another survey five years ago showed similar results.
Only 31 per cent of men in that age group said they wanted more sex, the lowest of any other age group as well.
“It may well be that they are being overwhelmed by girls of much the same age who are madly in love and very keen,” she said. “It also takes men of that age about a year or longer to commit to a relationship.”
More predictably, the survey found that 57 per cent of men between 35 and 44 wanted more sex compared with only 28 per cent of women, while 14 per cent of women said they wanted less.
Half of men aged 55 to 64 wanted more sex, while only 27 per cent of women in the same age group felt the same.

 

With Agencies input                                                                                                                      Image: dailychilli.com

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