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The common sexual problems that no one is talking about

The common sexual problems that no one is talking about | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
More than a third of young people have experienced a prolonged sexual problem in the last year, research has suggested. Despite often being more commonly associated with older generations, the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles found issues including erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation or problems climaxing affect many people in their late teens and early twenties. 
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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL)

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Do box sets block sex?

Do box sets block sex? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Netflix in bed is keeping couples apart, according to Prof David Spiegelhalter, who says that by 2030 we will not be having any sex at all

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Prof Spiegelhalter draws on findings from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyle, part funded by ESRC

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Sex: the myths debunked

Sex: the myths debunked | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

From boosting your IQ level to lowering your blood pressure, how much do you really know about sex?

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyle (NATSAL)

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There's a Scary New STD in Town

There's a Scary New STD in Town | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There's a scary new STD in Town, could you be at risk?

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Article cites findings from the ESRC funded Natiional Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL)

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Have I had an average number of sexual partners?

Have I had an average number of sexual partners? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
How many people have you slept with? It’s a question which can send a chill down many a spine for the very reason that there’s no ideal answer.  
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The article cites the ERSC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).

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Research highlights differences in how young men and women learn about sex and relationships

More young people than ever are getting most of their information about sexual matters from school, but the majority feel they are not getting all the information they need, and men in particular are missing out, according to new research.

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The article cites findings from the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL).

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Why are people not having as much sex as they used to?

Why are people not having as much sex as they used to? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, you'd expect things to start revving up in the bedroom. But, the reality is that for most Brits things are looking far from spicy, as a new study has revealed that 65 per cent of us are more likely to read a book than have sex.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles.

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Men in their 20s and 30s most likely to have paid for sex in recent years

Men in their 20s and 30s most likely to have paid for sex in recent years | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

One in 10 British men have paid for sex, with men in their late 20s and early 30s most likely to have seen a sex worker in recent years. 

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The article cites a paper that analysed data from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL), which is funded by the ESRC.

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Sex Therapy: Stop Trying to Be ‘normal’

Yesterday The Observer published its special issue on sex. Based on their survey of British sexual attitudes and practices, the issue contains several interesting articles about current understandings and expectations around sex.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL)


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When it comes to sex, teaching consent isn’t enough

When it comes to sex, teaching consent isn’t enough | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

We often talk about educating young people about consent, but what does this mean? Does it simply boil down to teaching young men not to rape? If this is the case, it’s a depressingly low bar.

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The article cites the sixteen18 project, a piece of research funded by the ESRC on the sex lives of 16 to 18 year olds.

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Brits make love 2,500 times a MINUTE (and that includes sleeping time)

Brits make love 2,500 times a MINUTE (and that includes sleeping time) | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The figure was released by University of Cambridge mathematician David Spiegelhalter, who adjusted the number to include sleeping time.
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The article mentions the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL).

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Study finds Brits are 'too busy using Facebook and Twitter' or worrying about money for nookie

Study finds Brits are 'too busy using Facebook and Twitter' or worrying about money for nookie | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyle showed that those aged 16-44 were having sex fewer than five times a month on average
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Sex survey reveals we’re sleeping with more people than ever

Sex survey reveals we’re sleeping with more people than ever | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The question ‘how many people have you had sex with’ is one we tend to want to evade when a new partner begins prying into our past.
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Pack condoms with the suntan lotion, advise sexual health experts

Pack condoms with the suntan lotion, advise sexual health experts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Large numbers of Brits admit to unprotected sex with new partners abroad, raising concerns about spike in STIs

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Findings are based on research from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), funded by the ESRC

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Couples having less sex because they are watching boxsets instead 

Couples having less sex because they are watching boxsets instead  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Professor David Spiegelhalter of the University of Cambridge said the rise in popularity of television boxsets and subscription services like Netflix are to blame for our lack of interest in sex.

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The article refers to data from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), part funded by the ESRC.

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Why sex once a week is good enough

Why sex once a week is good enough | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Evidence seems to suggest the ideal frequency is a relatively modest once a week. This, apparently, holds true, whether you be sixty or twenty-six, gay or straight

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Article cites the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL)

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So just how much sex do Brits get a week thanks to dating apps and Facebook?

So just how much sex do Brits get a week thanks to dating apps and Facebook? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britons are having sex less than once a week because they are too glued to social media and other websites to get it on in the real world, according to the shock findings of a survey.

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Article cites the ESRC funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL)

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What Britons really get up to in the bedroom

What Britons really get up to in the bedroom | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
How often do you have sex? How long for? Where and when, and do threesomes figure? Meet the man who has studied our sex lives in intimate detail - and has now written an eye-popping new book
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The article cites the ESRC-funded National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL).

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British sex antics laid bare in numbers

To mark the start of a national season on sexology -- the study of sexual behaviour -- the Wellcome Collection is launching 'Sex by Numbers'
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The article cites the ESRC-funded National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).

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Paying for sex: it's common practice in 'The City' claims one former employee

Paying for sex: it's common practice in 'The City' claims one former employee | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"I can’t be named because it means I’m pointing the finger at some high up individuals,” *Lisa*, a former global risks underwriter tells me when I ask her about the attitude towards paying for sex in The City.  

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL)

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10 Things You Need to Know Before You Get Your Knickers in a Knot About Underage Sex

One third of the population have already had sex before they reach the age of 16. Results from the latest National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL 2013) show that 31% of men and 29% of women had their first sexual experience before the age of 16.

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Article references the NATSAL study, which received funding from the ESRC.

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BBC - Blogs - The Radio 4 Blog - My Nights In With the Prof

BBC - Blogs - The Radio 4 Blog - My Nights In With the Prof | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In a new Radio 4 drama, Andrew Scott plays an earnest statistician who falls in love with an impulsive photographer.


Here, the writer of the story, Charlotte Bogard Macleod, reveals how the inspiration for Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight began.

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The blog refers to data from the NATSAL survey as a 'a proper scientific source [...] of what people get up to and their attitudes' with regards to sex.

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Erotic art, sex toys and Victorian drag queens! Get ready for the Institute of Sexology...

Erotic art, sex toys and Victorian drag queens! Get ready for the Institute of Sexology... | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Wellcome Trust is opening its most provocative exhibition yet with a history of sex research that is NOT for the faint of hearted.

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Article introduces a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, which features findings of ESRC-funded Natsal research.

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Lisa Burnham's curator insight, July 22, 2014 2:08 AM

The exhibition "moves between pathologies of perversion and contested ideas of normality as sex is observed, analysed and questioned" and "It traces the experiments and studies that lifted taboos in the pursuit of truths about sex and tells the remarkable personal stories of those whose questions made it a legitimate field for discussion and study," the Wellcome Trust says.

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'Drug Education Should Be Treated Like Sex Education,' Says Prof Nutt

'Drug Education Should Be Treated Like Sex Education,' Says Prof Nutt | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Drugs education must evolve to be treated in a similar way to sex education, Professor David Nutt has said. The government's former adviser on drugs has said opinions on narcotics in the UK "are shifting in the right direction," but warned that "moralising" is getting in the way of solid facts.
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The article mentions estimates from the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER). ISER receives funding from ESRC.

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Report suggests changes in sexual attitudes

Report suggests changes in sexual attitudes | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The average number of people women sleep with during their lifetime has more than doubled to more than seven in the last 20 years.

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