Greeks have always been considered as the greatest and most active lovers worldwide. Nowadays, however, their sex life is frequently affected and undermined by several harmful habits such as smoking, obesity, stress, everyday routine and recently the financial crisis.
According to a survey conducted by a leading condom manufacturer company, Greeks ranked first as the most sexually active people worldwide. 26,000 people from 26 countries participated in the survey. Greeks came first as, based on their answers, 87 percent of them are having sexual intercourse at least once a week. However, they are facing several problems concerning their sex life.
Experts from the Institute of Mental and Sexual Health of Greece have come to the conclusion that the main problems men are facing in their sex life are erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, at a rate of 30 percent. It is rather interesting to note however, that only a small percentage of men facing a sexual disorder is seeking medical advice to address it.
According to a similar survey conducted by the Hellenic Society for the Study of Human Sexuality (EMAS) and International Andrology Institute, 45 percent of Greek women between 31 and 40 are experiencing several sexual dysfunctions. Among them are low sexual desire, lack of orgasm and sexual intercourse without pleasure.
Moreover, middle-aged men who have recently lost their jobs and are experiencing intense work-related stress and financial problems have lost their sexual desire and often abuse their partners.
Does Marriage Kill Sex?
In fact it does! According to surveys, every day routine affects a couple’s sex life over the years. During the first three years of marriage, an average couple has sex more than ten times a month. However, after the fifth year, the rate decreases by 50 percent and after the seventh year, the couple has sex only once a month and even less frequently as years go by.
Sexual Profile of Greeks
Greek men are quite worried about their sexual performance, as it is considered a sign of virility among them. In case of a sexual malfunction, they prefer to ask their friends for advice or search information on the Internet than to consult an expert. Furthermore, sexual dysfunctions are more common in men between 25 and 40, not necessarily of high economic status.
On the other side, for many Greek women sex is still a taboo subject and many of them have been used to an unsatisfactory sex life. Some even prefer to ignore their sexual problems, hide them from their partners and pretend during sexual intercourse than actually address them.