Men, Women Have Pleasure Gap During Sex

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 11 (UPI) — A “pleasure gap” exists between men and women during sex, a U.S. survey indicates.

Durex — a maker of condoms — commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct a nationwide survey of U.S. adults age 18 and older, which indicates a pleasure and perception problem, including:


– 25 percent of adults say they and their partner do not get an equal level of pleasure from sex.

– 17 percent say their partner gets more pleasure from sex than they do.

– 55 percent of men say they and their partner get an equal amount of pleasure from sex compared with 44 percent of women who feel that way.

The survey reveals men are more likely than women to say they are willing to try sexual aides — 23 percent versus 16 percent.

“You don’t always have to get a prescription to improve your sex life,” Dr. Laura Berman, an expert in female sexual health, said in a statement.

“There is a wide range of products, many available at your local drugstore or supermarket, that can enhance the sexual experience for both partners and help close the pleasure gap.”

This survey was conducted Sept. 14-16 among 2,052 adults ages 18 and older, of whom 1,483 are in a relationship. No margin of error was provided.

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