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Chinese women unhappy with sex life: Survey

Most Chinese women cry over the quality of sex with their husbands.Is your sex life satisfactory?

india Updated: Nov 02, 2005 20:14 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

About a quarter of married Chinese women are not satisfied with their sex lives, according to a nationwide online poll released here.

The poll showed 54.2 per cent of women interviewed said sex played a significant role in marriage, but a quarter of women admitted they were discontented about the quality of sex with their husbands.

Only 10 percent of men who responded to the online survey, jointly conducted by the Chinese Medical Association and Chinese Sex Science Society, had any complaints.

"Traditional Chinese moral concepts require women to be restrained and behave in a reserved manner, but men are more active in sexual life," said Ma Xiaonian, director of Chinese Sex Science Society, who disclosed the poll result at a forum on sex medicine in this southwest China city.

In ancient China, men played a dominant role in social issues, politics, families, and sexual affairs. Women were usually regarded as passive service providers in sex and their role was to satisfy men.

About 12.4 per cent of Chinese women have seldom or never had sexual pleasure, but the ratio for men was merely 3.4 per cent, the survey showed.

"This indicates that a large number of Chinese women have problems in sexual life," said Ma, stressing that sexual satisfaction does not only mean physical pleasure.

First Published: Oct 25, 2005 17:56 IST