Frequency of Sexual Intercourse Among the Residents of Bangladesh, India, and Nepal: A Cross-Sectional Web-Based Pilot Study

Arafat, S. M. Yasir and Kar, Sujita K. and Sharma, Pawan and Alradie-Mohamed, Angi and Kabir, Russell (2021) Frequency of Sexual Intercourse Among the Residents of Bangladesh, India, and Nepal: A Cross-Sectional Web-Based Pilot Study. Journal of Psychosexual Health, 3 (1). pp. 24-28. ISSN 2631-8326

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Abstract

Background: Sexual intercourse is one of the important components of well-being, especially in married couples. There is a dearth of baseline research and data regarding the sexual habits of residents in South-East Asia. Objective: We aimed to see the baseline frequency of sexual intercourses among the residents of three South Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, and Nepal). Methods: This web-based cross-national, cross-sectional study was done among the residents of Bangladesh, India, and Nepal through the Google form. Married individuals who were living with their spouses were invited to respond to the survey. Results:A total of 120 respondents participated in this survey of which 46.7%, 38.3%, and 15% of respondents werefrom India, Nepal, and Bangladesh respectively. The mean of the weekly sexual intercourse was 2.23 (range: 0-8) among the total respondents; 2.70 (range: 0-7)among the Nepalese, 2.32 (range: 0-5) among the Bangladeshis and 1.82 (range: 0-8) among the Indians. The differences were not statistically significant. Conclusion:This study revealed very baseline and preliminary excerpts of sexual intercourse habit among the residents of three South Asian countries. There is geographical variation in regards to the sexual contacts. Further large scale well-designed studies are warranted to explore the behavior.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Sexuality, sexual behavior, sexual intercourse, Bangladesh, India, Nepal
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2021 11:52
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2021 14:09
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/706284

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