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Changing lifestyle affecting sex life of Indoreans: Experts

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Indore, October 06, 2012
First Published: 13:06 IST(6/10/2012) | Last Updated: 13:08 IST(6/10/2012)

Your sexual health determines the degree of happiness in your life say experts.

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The changing lifestyle of Indoreans, where couples find time for each other only on the weekends, has affected the sex life of city residents.

Moreover, the dissatisfaction from sex life has lead to a reduction in the work performance of people.

The companies from various sectors like automobile, computer software and call centers are inviting experts for sessions with their employees to improve their sexual health so as to get their focus back on work.

Citing example of the impact of sex on one’s life sex therapist Dr Mahesh Nawal said one newly married man from Indore, who could not shed his inhibitions even three years after his marriage, attempted suicide for his failure to keep his wife happy.

Experts in the city are now advising citizens on how to have good sex life and be happy.

To spread this idea the Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists ( ASECT) that organised its first conference in Indore, would organise the second national conference on sexology this year in Goa from October 12- 14.The conference for the theme would be - ‘enhancing sexual health and happiness’ said president of ASECT Dr Nawal in a press conference on Friday.

He added that the easy availability of porn literature has created a lot of myths amongst the people who lack scientific knowledge.

“Access to information on internet is spreading a lot of misunderstandings,” said Dr Nawal. Those who have sexual problems shy away from sharing it with their partner or from taking help of experts and instead depend on the Internet.

“There are a lot of myths that men have relating to the penile length, consumption of alcohol and other medicines available in market to improve performance.

If the person does not have right knowledge they tend to have their own perceptions and expectations which ultimately lead to unsatisfactory sexual life,” Dr Nawal said.

He added that the scenario has however changed in the last decade when it was a taboo to approach a sex therapist. “I now get calls from wives who take appointments for their husbands and mothers- in- law get their sons- in- law to clinics,” Dr Nawal said

Adding that the lifestyle has affected the sex life he said that the alcohol, smoking and hectic schedules which pose health hazards are the main reasons for dissatisfaction from the sex life among many couples in the city.

Dr Nawal also informed that research papers on social responsibility related subjects such as sexuality and commerce, sexuality crimes and law, sexuality and media, sexuality and internet will also be presented in the conference to be held in Goa.

This event, say the organisers, is an attempt to bridge the gap to help the doctors get a better understanding on the subject so that right information can be disseminated. There will also be a pre- conference workshop conducted by well-known sexologist Dr Prakash Kothari on 'common sexual problems and solutions'.

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