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Recession putting Irish people off sex

New research claims the recession is damaging our sex lives, and it’s men who are worst affected.

Stress isn't affecting women as much as men
Stress isn't affecting women as much as men
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NEW RESEARCH FROM Relationships Ireland, published in today’s Irish Daily Star (print edition only), confirms that depression is putting us off sex.

The charity says 30 per cent of couples who seek their help have sexual issues to resolve.

According to the relationships experts, men in particular are badly affected by stress, causing them to struggle with flagging libido.

The Herald quotes relationship counsellor Lisa O’Hara as saying decreased sexual activity is creating “a lot of yearning and rejection”.

But in an article published by Irishcentral.com last year, experts claimed recession was causing a surge in sex addiction here.

They cited pornography, alcoholism, gambling and compulsive behaviour as mechanisms we are using to deal with stress – again men are more keenly affected than women.

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