Hyderabad: Sexologists find that a large number of people are hooked on to their gadgets and find them more entertaining than natural intimacy. While there are biological factors like tiredness, sleeplessness, different shift-times for partners and lack of desire as estrogen and testosterone levels have seen a dip, gadgets were found to be the biggest blocks to sex.
The National Family Health Survey 2018 has found that 47 per cent of men and 48 per cent of women reported having sex once in four weeks. The data is based on self-reported cases 1 lakh men and women were interviewed in private and government hospitals.
South Indian states reported lower sex drive when compared to North India. Among highly educated groups, it was found that the priority was education and the first sexual encounter was after 24 to 30 years.
Dr Rahul Reddy, a sexologist, explained, “There is a shift in the priorities, whereby sex is not topmost on the mind. For entertainment there is a range of options like video games, 3D gaming, spoofs and social media. The phone has got most of them hooked and virtual desire and gratification have taken over.”
But are people depriving themselves from natural inclinations. Experts state that there has been a complete shift in the lifestyle which has its impact on the hormones. The desire or the feeling to be wanted has also seen a major shift.
According to experts, young couples opt for planned intercourse over the weekends.
Those who are not able to get weekends due to their schedules are found to plan for once a month.
Dr Sharmila Majumdar, a sexologist explained, “WhatsApp is the biggest culprit as people are simply hooked to it. Partners sit beside each other but do not desire each other. The virtual entertainment is making one feel the pleasure but it may not be the actual pleasure which their body desires.”...