9 things you didn’t know about sex

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Here are some fascinating facts about sex, from Dr Pam Spurr, a self-help expert, life coach and agony aunt.


  1. 80% of women have experienced a lack or loss of sex drive.
  2. 2/3 are dissatisfied with their sex life.
  3. 6% of women rate their sex drive as ‘high’ or ‘very high’.
  4. 2 in 10 believe sex or lack of sexual desire has affected their state of well-being.
  5. 27% of women rate their sexual desire as ‘low’.
  6. 1 in 5 have experienced a sudden inability to reach orgasm despite having them in the past.
  7. 42% of women have experienced dyspareunia, which makes sex painful due to vaginal dryness.
  8. 1 in 10 have experienced vaginismus, which causes muscles in or around the vagina to go into spasm, making intercourse painful or impossible.
  9. 4% of women have experienced sex addiction.


  • Dr Pam Spurr is ambassador for natural female desire supplement Lady Prelox, which combines plant extracts to give your libido a natural lift. Statistics provided by www.ladyprelox.co.uk, visit the site to test your libido.

Laura Coventry