A new national survey, conducted by Kelton in collaboration with Men's Health Network, the American Sexual Health Association, HealthyWomen, and Pfizer, shows that people routinely fail to address their sexual health concerns despite acknowledging the importance of sexual health.
This survey, to which 3,015 adults responded, was conducted in order to examine the impact of sexual health issues on overall health and happiness, and to look more closely at the communication that occurs (or does not occur) around issues of sexual health. All survey respondents were in committed relationships in which at least one partner was experiencing a sexual health issue.
Among the findings, we learn that, while 64 percent of respondents believe sexual health affects overall life satisfaction, 69 percent have never talked to a healthcare professional about problems that make it hard to enjoy or have sex, and 26 percent say that embarrassment when talking to a doctor is a barrier to addressing their sexual health issues. In addition, fewer than one in four couples facing sexual health issues feel they're able to be honest with their partners about their sex lives
Key findings from the survey are being presented at the 20th Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (November 20-23). You can read more about the survey results here.