- In Mexico, only 52% of people relate sexuality to pleasure.
- Most Mexican women said their first sexual relationship was bad and not what they expected.
- 32% of men feel fulfilled sexually; of women only 23% and of non-binary people 24%.
There is a lot of talk about health in general: those essential aspects to stay well both physically and emotionally. Although one aspect that is linked and often ignored is the sex education. It is an element that all people should keep in mind, although unfortunately in most cases this is not the case.
In this vein, since 2010 the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) celebrates every September 4 the World Sexual Health Day. The goal is to invite the global community to join in promoting sexual health and wellness.
This 2022 the World Sexual Health Day It will be dedicated to sexual pleasure, which is defined as the physical and/or psychological satisfaction and enjoyment derived from shared or solitary erotic experiences, including thoughts, fantasies, dreams, emotions and feelings.
Mexicans talked about erotic encounters and pleasure
With the aim of making visible what Mexicans think about education and sexual pleasure, platanomelon launched a survey to carry out a detailed study on these issues that are gradually taking on greater prominence.
Some of the most important data, of which there was no previous information, is that 82% of those surveyed mention that they did not receive good sexual education at school. While 79% did not receive a good sex education at home. Only a small 6% mentioned that they were told that they could live their sexuality freely and responsibly.
“In Mexico, especially in schools, sex education focuses on the prevention of unwanted pregnancies or STIs, which simplifies a vast subject, in which it is also important to highlight aspects such as consensus, self-knowledge and pleasure for live a healthy, full and proper sexual life”, commented Karimme Reyes, sexologist of Platanomelón.
He also mentions that it is surprising that 35% say they learned about sex on the internet and 27% from their friends. While only 11% did it at school and 5% at home.
“That 70% of Mexicans mention that they are in the process of working to feel sexual fulfillment is an example of the awareness that is opening up. On this same topic, 24% said they felt 100% sexually full, and 5% mentioned that they definitely did not feel that way.
On the other hand, 99% disagree that sex is only reproduction, and 52% said that sex and pleasure go hand in hand. However, only 50% of women believe it, compared to 69% of men, which indicates that prejudices remain, although to a lesser extent, between female pleasure and sexuality.
“The lack of information is accompanied by a denial of the importance of sexual pleasure: we are not educated in pleasure. In addition, the results of this survey suggest that the first sexual experience is much more than just a stage in life, and that it can have implications for the general sexual well-being of people.
Regarding the first erotic relationship, 56% said they remember that it was a bad experience or it was not what they expected. 43% mentioned having the memory of having been good, fun and pleasant. On this, people who rated their first sexual relationship as “good, fun and pleasant” masturbated at a younger age and started their sex life later than those who rated it as bad.
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