Seeking treatment for sex problems has become more socially acceptable today. This was highlighted by Meetville.com (dating app to find the right person) in the course of a poll, conducted in the period from 3/27/14 to 9/9/14.
The poll asked people to respond to the question: “Is it acceptable for you to attend sex therapist?” The results indicate that 62% feel comfortable attending a sex therapist, while for 38% it is still not easy to talk to a professional about such an intimate area.
Among the 109,794 participants polled, the majority of 53% were from the USA. But couples in other countries face the same sex problems: 4% of participants were from Canada, 12% – from Britain, 7% – from Australia and 24% – from other countries.
“There are probably a lot of people out there who could use therapy but don’t come because they’re embarrassed. They may go through years of needless pain or dissatisfaction,” says Alexandra Myles, a sex therapist at McLean Hospital in Belmont. “Talking about sex and intimacy may initially feel awkward, but sex therapists are trained to put you at ease and are skilled at identifying and exploring your concerns.”
Gender-specific statistics indicate that males are more active in seeking help, with 78% choosing “Yes, acceptable”
Alex Cusper, Meetville service analyst, comments: “Unlike women, men have to perform. When men can’t or won’t talk about an issue with their partners, they might start avoiding sex all together, which can lead to relationship problems or break down.”
Meetville, a leading mobile dating service, regularly conducts research among its users. Millions of people from the U.S., Canada, Britain and Australia answer hundreds of questions every month. You can find the results of the poll here. If you are interested in research on a particular topic, please contact us. Any reprint of the material should be followed by clickable links to the survey.