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Table 2 Percentage of youth reporting specific sexual difficulties and percentage reporting sexual difficulties hindering their sexuality

From: Sexual dysfunction among youth: an overlooked sexual health concern

  All sexual dysfunctionsa Sexual dysfunctions hindering sexuality b
Type of dysfunction Frequency Females n = 842 Males n = 642 p Type of dysfunction hindering sexuality Females n = 842 Males n = 642 p
Difficulty reaching orgasm Often 7% 1% <0.001 Difficulty reaching orgasm 12% 3% <0.001
Sometimes 21% 6%    
Rarely 19% 10%    
Never 53% 83%    
Lack of sexual desire Often 4% 1% <0.001 Lack of sexual desire 13% 4% <0.001
Sometimes 20% 9%     
Rarely 26% 18%     
Never 50% 72%     
Pain during intercourse Often 4% 0% <0.001 Pain during intercourse 16% 2% <0.001
Sometimes 18% 5%     
Rarely 21% 8%     
Never 58% 88%     
Lack of pleasure during intercourse Often 2% 2% <0.001 Lack of pleasure during intercourse 10% 3% <0.001
Sometimes 14% 6%     
Rarely 26% 18%     
Never 59% 74%     
Vaginal dryness Often 1% -   Vaginal dryness 7% -  
Sometimes 8% -     
Rarely 9% -     
Never 81% -     
Problem maintaining an erection Often - 1%   Problem maintaining an erection - 2%  
Sometimes - 4%     
Rarely - 11%     
Never - 85%     
Premature ejaculation Often - 2%   Premature ejaculation - 10%  
Sometimes - 18%     
Rarely - 33%     
Never - 48%     
Nr of sexual dysfunctions None 48% 77% <0.001 Nr of sexual dysfunctions hindering sexuality 69% 91% <0.001
1 29% 17%   18% 7%  
>1 23% 6%   13% 2%  
  1. a Percentage of youth reporting sexual dysfunctions (often, sometimes, rarely, never) irrespective of whether these problems cause distress
  2. b Percentage of youth reporting sexual dysfunctions hindering sexuality (yes/no)