NEW YORK —
How often a person needs sex is depends on different factors, such as, health condition, desires, environment, mood etc. but some women really starving for sex at least six times a week. But there is one factor that is blocking their way: stress.
With an intend to investigate common stereotypes, for examplewhat factors affect women’s sex drive, the famous fertility awareness app Kindara asked 500 women who use the app their take on the female libido.
Kindara is an iPhone app created by a husband and wife team in Boulder, Colorado.
While 75 percent of women said they want sex more than three times a week, 13 percent crave it more than six times over the week.
Nearly 70 percent of the participants said they reach orgasm during every sexual encounter.
Most of them, however, reinforced that emotional connection is key for super sex, Daily Mail reported.Some (23 percent), however, disagreed and said foreplay is more important than anything else.
The findings showed that the female libido is also affected if women feel out of sync with a partner (28 percent), not in the mood (20 percent) or struggle with their self-image (20 percent).
Earlier, a University of Michigan study had found that women like casual sex as much as men if the stigma is removed from accepting the offer and the experience involves a “great lover”.
“I think a lot of my work is just about applying common sense. Are we really going to believe women do not like sex as much as men,” asked Terri Conley, assistant professor of psychology and women’s studies.
“Men are clearly not universally driven to accept casual sex more frequently than are women,” she added.
“Women accepted less casual sex offers from men than vice versa because the men who proposed the experience were perceived to have relatively poorer sexual capabilities,” Conley explained.
Urinary, respiratory tract infections may double stroke risk
NEW YORK — People who are suffering from urinary or respiratory tract infections may face nearly double the risk of heart attacks and strokes than obesity, researchers have warned.
The study — led by a researcher of Indian origin — found that if the frequency of these common infections causing hospitalisation continues for a longer period it may even lead to death.
Patients diagnosed with any one of these common infections were three times more likely to die than those without prior infection after developing heart disease, and almost twice as likely to die if they had a stroke.
“Our figures suggest that those who are admitted to hospital with a respiratory or urinary tract infection are 40 per cent more likely to suffer a subsequent heart attack, and 2.5 times more likely to have a stroke, than patients who have had no such infection, and are considerably less likely to survive from these conditions,” Rahul Potluri, researcher at Britain’s Aston University, said in a statement.
The effects of the common infections were of similar magnitude among the people suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol, researchers said.
“It is notable that infection appears to confer as much, if not more, of a risk for future heart disease and stroke as very well established risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes,” Potluri added.
Researchers conducted the study over 34,027 patients who had been admitted with a urinary or respiratory tract infection with an age and sex-matched control group without infection.
Factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, obesity and tobacco use, as well as medical conditions including excess cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease, heart failure and atrial fibrillation were also taken into account.Follow @gorkhapost