Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/13685530412331284704
Title: Sex and aging in the city: Singapore
Authors: Goh, V.H.H. 
Tain, C.-F. 
Tong, Y.-Y. 
Mok, P.-P.
Ng, S.-C. 
Keywords: Coital frequency
Libido
Lifestyle impotency
Morning erection
Orgasm
Sex
Stress
Issue Date: Sep-2004
Source: Goh, V.H.H., Tain, C.-F., Tong, Y.-Y., Mok, P.-P., Ng, S.-C. (2004-09). Sex and aging in the city: Singapore. Aging Male 7 (3) : 219-226. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/13685530412331284704
Abstract: A survey was earned out on 307 healthy men and 774 women, aged between 30 and 70 years to evaluate the determinants of sex life in the highly urbanized Singapore population. The results showed that significantly more women (28.8%) as compared to men (16.3%) were currently sexually inactive. The main reason for sexual inactivity for women was being divorced or widowed (37.9%) and for men, the loss of interest in sex (42.8%). Relationship problems and being stressed out in life were the next two most common reasons for both men and women. Coital frequency for men and women between the ages of 30 and 55 years averaged about five to six times monthly and was significantly reduced to about three times monthly in those above 55 years old. More men (25.7%) wanted to have more frequent sex than women (5.4%), but were unable to fulfill their desire and the primary reason was that they were too stressed out in life. Results from this study revealed that sex life is determined not only by physiological, but also cultural, social and lifestyle factors. In Singapore, lifestyle factors accounted largely for sexual inactivity, and the inability to fulfill the desire for more frequent sex. The term 'lifestyle impotency' was coined to describe the group of men and women who were too stressed out in life to have sex. Therefore, there is a need to evolve a paradigm for the management of sexual dysfunctions by taking into account the underlying etiological factors which, as we have shown, may not be resolved by pharmaceutical interventions.
Source Title: Aging Male
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/130157
ISSN: 13685538
DOI: 10.1080/13685530412331284704
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