It’s surprising to hear that Sweden’s government is must concerned about why its citizens are not having enough sêx.
The government of Sweden or the Swedish government is already paying much attention to its citizens as the government is launching a major study into the sêx lives of the country’s citizens after reports emerged that lovemaking has waned.
After Public Health Minister Gabriel Wikstrom notes that the last thorough study of Swedes’ sêx habits was 20 years ago many citizens and the entire world has reacted to this news.
Since then, reports in tabloid newspapers have pointed to a decrease in sexual activity. In an opinion piece in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter on Friday, Wikstrom wrote that ‘it’s important to investigate whether that is the case and if so what the reason is.
’ If stress and other health issues are affecting Swedes’ sêx lives, he says, ‘that is also a political problem.’ Wikstrom also made it known that ‘despite living in one of the world’s most equal countries, a large proportion of all girls and young women are exposed to objectification, sêxist comments, and sêxual violence’.
Regarding the apparent decline of lovemaking, he said that a survey of people’s sêxual behavior does not solve the problem ‘but it is an important part of getting a better understanding of the measures needed to make a difference. ‘Sêx is not, and never has been a purely private matter. Sêx is also a matter of human health, and from that perspective, a political issue,’ Wikstrom wrote.
The Public Health Agency of Sweden was tasked to carry out the study and prepare a report by 2019. The last study of sêxual habits in Sweden was carried out in 1996.
The results of the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) study, published in 2000, said that for both genders the total number of sêxual partners had increased by approximately three partners since a similar study was conducted in 1967.
Men had on average 7.1 partners and women had 4.6. The study looked at everything from how people met their partners, masturbation, their first time, how they made love, contraception, and reproduction.