Delhi is losing its sex life. Blame it on excessive stress from the workplace, travelling between crowded cities, irregular sleep pattern and nicotine addiction. A survey of 800 residents between the age group of 21 and 45 from Delhi–NCR by the survey by Max Healthcare shows nearly 16% of both men and women are suffering from sexual problems.
The survey revealed that 35% of the people experience low sexual drive because of stress and more than 50% people suffering from sexual dysfunctions are endangered by diabetes or other metabolic problems. Studies also have shown that 15-30% of the people suffering from erectile dysfunction have sub-clinical heart disease.
The study also claims that the amount of time a person spends on travelling for everyday work affects their sexual health. 83.7% people who don’t have to travel much for work show a high sex drive as compared to 76.5% people who have to. Even the youth, aged between 21 to 30 years, 35% had reduced sexual frequency due to excessive travelling due to work.
Another issue plaguing the population is irregular sleep cycles. The study shows that over 73% of the people who sleep well at night have stronger sexual urges as compared to others.
Coming to nicotine addiction, the study revealed that 19% of chain smokers had a strong sex drive as compared to non-smokers, but, had more difficulty in achieving orgasm. In fact, 40% of smokers aged between 21- 30 are not very sexually active.
The survey, however, also says that people who regularly have sex usually tend to have the higher sexual threshold, making it difficult to attain orgasm for them.
Is romance now a dream in the national capital?