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Let’s talk about sex, and relations with industry

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l2093 (Published 09 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2093

Re: Let’s talk about sex, and relations with industry

Lifestyle changes, socioeconomic conditions and medical causes for reduced interest in sex interest

In recent times, self sex, perverted sexual activities, rape, incest, child sex and sexual tourism are on the increase.

Excessive exposure to sex related materials through the internet increases the sexual behaviour for some times and later it may lead to decreased sexual interest and the development of perverted sexual impulses with or without any help of the drugs or toys to enhance sexual function.

Lifestyle changes such as diet, tobacco use, alcohol, drug abuse and a sedentary life can also lead to decreased sex.

Joint families, day-night work patterns, living in huts, on the street and overseas working without spouse can also decrease sexual activity.

Certain neurological, psychological, endocrine, metabolic, urological, cardiac diseases and some medicines can also reduce sexual activity.

So, sex education in schools is important for understanding sex, the sexual organs, sexually transmitted diseases, sex related psychiatric disorders and sex enhancing drugs.

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 May 2019
M.A. Aleem
Emeritus Professor of Neurology * Visiting Specialist in Neurology ** Consultant Neurologist ***
A.M.Hakkim
The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University * Dhanalakshami Srinivasan Medical College ** ABC Hospital ***
Chennai 600032* Perambalure 621212** Trichy 620018*** Tamilnadu India