Times not so “Hard” in Europe
Not so hard times in Europe
A new study reveals that there’s a down turn in bedroom activity here because of the lasting economic crisis.
by Jon Tribb of http://elexismonroefanclub.tumblr.com/archive
Does the economic situation in your country have an effect on your desire to make love? This was just one of the questions in a recent survey by Pfizer , manufacturer of Viagra. 6,249 people from seven different European countries were interviewed.
It may not surprise you that 34% of Spaniards and 21% of Italians said yes. (Greece the problem child of Europe wasn’t included in the survey for some unknown reason.) 11% of Swedes and 10% of the French also said yes. The English and the Germans were tied at 9%. Belgium came bottom of the list with 8%.
Amongst the group who said they were worried by the economic situation 83% said they wanted to improve their sex lives. There were though only 59% of those who weren’t worried who wanted to do the same. The first group were also concerned about arguments with their partners, low self esteem and sadness at an unsatisfying sex life. The main causes were tiredness and stress.70% of men who felt effected by the crisis wanted a harder erection. A little under half the women in this category wanted the same thing for their partners but the rest didn’t.
Let’s take a look at one country in more detail. 1,038 French people were interviewed, 500 women and 538 men. Couples there have on average sex 6 times a month and spend three hours per month doing it. 88% said that it was important to have a good, satisfying sex life. It’s for this reason that a little over half said the wanted to improve their sex lives.
87% said the hardness of the erection was an important element in a satisfactory sex life. The problem though is that one effect of the economic crisis is that it’s making many French men limp. 27% of French men have problems with erections and almost half avoid sex because of this. 21% without this problem avoid sex for the same reason. It leads of course to all the problems given in the third paragraph. Despite this only 10% of men with difficulties in getting an erection take something to help have one or improve it. 33% have never spoken to anyone about this.
So what can be done to avoid the bedroom blues. Dr Sylvain Mimoun advises couples to choose their subjects of conversation wisely before making love. Talking about personal hard times or those that the world is going through are a definite no no. They may cause French sentries to fall asleep on their sandbags.
Dr Mimoun is though optimistic. There are high fertility rates in France despite the crisis. It’s generally recognized that we as a species can adapt pretty well to difficult situations. Sex lives may initially be badly effected but then things return to normal in the bedroom. Making love gives an endorphin rush and clears the head. What though can be done for men with real problems unrelated to an economic crisis especially if this subject remains something they are to ashamed to talk about?