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It’s not only men that suffer from premature orgasms, according to scientists.
A study in Portugal found a surprising percentage of women also peak too early during sex.
The survey of 510 women found 40 per cent reported that they suffered from the sexual dysfunction while three per cent described the problem as chronic.
Research shows that omega oils may help boost intimate lubrication for women who suffer from dryness issues. The essential fatty acids are an important component of the mucous membranes in our bodies. Try Pharmanord’s Omega 7 Sea Buckthorn Oil (£18.95 from omega7.co.uk)
A move to the country could be on the cards with the news that young women growing up in cities are five times more likely to suffer from the eating disorder bulimia, according to a ten-year study in the British Journal of Psychiatry. People in cities also have a 39 per cent higher risk of mood problems such as depression and bipolar disorder, and a 21 per cent increased risk of anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, extreme phobias and obsessive-compulsiveness.
The increased stress of modern day life has sparked a new phenomenon – sleep texting. People with the rare condition send incoherent text messages while asleep to their friends and family – but are completely unaware that they are doing it.
Sleep specialist Dr David Cunnington, of Melbourne Sleep Disorder Centre in Australia, said patients had reported incidents of sleep texting and advised people to leave their mobile phones outside the bedroom.
Better communication always means better sex
Ever find yourself in the situation where you’re having sex with someone and it’s really not doing it for you? Ladies – ever find that your man is ignoring the rest of your body and diving straight for your genitals? The chances are that if this is happening, you’re not communicating well with your partner. Here’s how to change things:
As a man, I love to hear a woman say ‘no’, if it is said with conviction, because I know that, if I can trust her ‘no’, then when she says ‘yes’, she really means it.
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