2014

Unhappy With Sex Life, Americans Seek More Sexual Education

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Nov. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Americans are far
 from prudish, but a recent nationwide survey suggests a growing number are
 spending less time in the bedroom - at least in part because they aren't
 enjoying themselves.
     More than 38 percent of respondents in an Ipsos North America survey for
 the Sinclair Institute said they have sex a dozen times or less a year. About
 70 percent say they are not totally satisfied with their sex lives.
     Still, most Americans are content with their existing sexual knowledge and
 are uncomfortable getting sexual advice or information for reasons ranging
 from religion to fears of being seen in adult boutiques.
     Such is the state of sex in America, according to the survey of more than
 1,650 adults over age 30 conducted in October.
     But not all is gloom and doom for the American libido. In an effort to
 keep the sheets warm, 40 percent of Americans are adding vibrators, little
 blue pills and adult videos to their foreplay routines.
     Sex and relationship experts are heartened to see Americans try to improve
 their sex lives, but warn quick fixes won't solve a relationship's underlying
 problems, or make couples feel more amorous toward each other.
     "A new position or toy may spice things up temporarily, (but) if a couple
 has relationship issues outside the bedroom that will more times than not
 interfere in the bedroom," said Mark Schoen, a human sexuality expert and
 director of sex education at the Sinclair Institute, a leading source of
 sexual health education and information.
     Plenty of books and experts are available to help a couple's relationship.
 But there are few credible choices for improving couples' sexual knowledge.
 One source recommended by sexual health educators and therapists is the
 Sinclair Institute, which has more than 15 years of experience developing
 products and video programs in cooperation with noted experts.
     Videos like the Institute's all-new Better Sex Video Series(R):
 Sexplorations are important teaching tools, sexual health educators and
 therapists say, because seeing a technique on screen is much easier than
 trying to explain it in print or, even, in pictures.
     "I have used explicit visuals from Sinclair with university students, with
 parents, teachers and professional audiences," said Ronald Moglia, a professor
 of applied psychology at New York University. "There is no better method to
 get people to confront important issues in sexuality education."
     A growing number of Americans agree, the survey reported. Nearly 37
 percent of those who have never used a sexual education video said they would
 consider buying one.
     The data collected in the survey also shows most people aren't sure what
 their sex lives will look like in the future. About 10 percent plan to manage
 their sexual well-being, while 13 percent believe the quality of their sex
 lives will degrade over time. The rest either don't think about the future or
 have no idea what it holds for them.
     That may sound bleak, but with accurate education and the right resources
 experts say everyone can have a lifetime of better sex.
 
     The Sinclair Institute is the leading source of sexual health products for
 adults who want to improve the quality of intimacy and sex in their
 relationships. For more information, visit SinclairInstitute.com.
 
 

SOURCE Sinclair Institute

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