AN University Ireland is set to uncover Ireland’s sexual secrets as it participates in one of the largest novice surveys ever conducted.
Researchers at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway are leading a study that will ask tens of thousands of adults around the world what they do under the covers.
The International Sex Survey, which can be completed by anyone over the age of 18, will attempt to explore different sexual behaviors, preferences and motivations in relation to the sex lives of adults.
The global research is being led by Dr. Beata Bothe, from the University of Montreal in Canada.
In Ireland, Dr Andras Kolto from NUI Galway is leading the research.
“This is one of the largest sex surveys ever conducted in the world,” said Dr. It is important for us researchers to understand sexual culture.
“Although Ireland has changed and is changing, it remains one of the most sexually conservative cultures.
“Sex is not often discussed, and even when it is brought up, there are still feelings of shame and guilt.
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“People with sexual problems are afraid to ask for help, and young people are not adequately educated about sex and relationships.
“This is the first time that data has been collected from people in Ireland on such a large scale and on such a wide range of sexual topics, including pornography consumption, unwanted sex and sexual preferences.”
Dr Kolto added: “We have recently seen fresh and honest discourse on some aspects of sexuality in Ireland, consistent with the growing awareness of consent and the rights of LGBT+ personal.
“However, we need more information on people who feel they have a problem with sex life, and what are those problems.
“This will allow for the introduction of new support, guidance and, if needed, legislation.”
WHAT WILL BE USED THE DATA?
Data collected by Researchers is expected to provide better insights into issues such as compulsive sexual behavior disorder and pornography use.
Dr Bothe says the study is important due to “little international data on sex“.
“It is difficult to draw general conclusions about the sex lives of people around the world,” he concludes.
“Even current studies vary widely in their methods, the questions they ask and who they invite, meaning that data from different studies can be difficult to compare.”
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