At least one in 10 of UK 16-21 year olds questioned in a survey of 1,875 sexually active and 517 sexually inactive people admits to having a distressing sexual problem in the last year. The findings have been published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. This would suggest that young people sometimes need help beyond the usual focus on preventing sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies.
Psychosexual therapy can address problems like climaxing, erectile dysfunction and lack of interest in sex for young men. For young women the most common problem reported was difficulty reaching a climax.
I wonder to what extent these difficulties are a reflection of sex education in and out of our schools, and also one of the effects of media portrayal of sex?