Japanese Study on Sexual Interest: Researchers at Japan’s Yamagata University have done a study. In this study, it has been claimed that the risk of premature death has been seen more in those who are not interested in sexual relations. According to this new study, due to lack of sexual interest, there are more signs of risk of premature death in men living in Japan. Based on the research, researchers have speculated that low interest in sex may be a more encouraging sign of minor underlying health problems. This study by researchers from the University of Japan was published in the journal PLOS One.
Researchers have prepared this entire study on the data of 20,969 people. In this, 8,558 men and 12,411 women of the age of 40 or more were included. All of these have led to the Yamaga Prefecture, Japan’s famous mountainous region known for its hot springs, temples and natural beauty.
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The research team at Yamagata University sought to know the subjects’ level of sexual interest as self-reported in a preliminary questionnaire. This survey was done after a long time. Based on this data, it was seen that out of 20,969, 503 had died during that time. The researchers found that men who reported low interest in sex reported significantly higher cancer mortality and all-cause mortality.
However, the researchers write that this may also be due to other factors, including age, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, alcohol consumption, BMI, education, marital status, frequency of laughter, and psychological distress. Although sexual activity and sexual satisfaction are considered good for psychological health and well-being. But the relationship between sexual interest and longevity has not been investigated.
This study is reported to be the first to prospectively examine the causal relationship between sexual interest and all-cause mortality, and cardiovascular and cancer mortality, in a community-based population.
The study also found that women were more likely to report a decrease in sexual interest than men. In the sample, 16 percent of the women did this, while 8 percent of the male volunteers showed a desire for less sexual interest.
During this research, researchers have also estimated that in the total samples included in this study, about 200 LGBTQ people could also be made participants. Very narrow questions could be asked to him. Researchers believe that in future research, LGBTQ groups can be made a part of the sample.
Researchers believe that maintaining sexual interest can have a positive effect on longevity. Despite the study’s limitations, the researchers also argue in favor of increasing awareness of sexual interest as a factor in public health among the older population in Japan.
The authors of the study said that the Canadian government has begun to support sexual activity as an element of the ‘Aging Well’ agenda through public health promotional materials. Researchers believe that in Japan, there is more prejudice about sex among the elderly than in the Western world. Researchers expressed the hope that sexual relations will be helpful in promoting public health in Japan.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 17, 2023, 14:26 IST