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Study: Less than half of women report having sexual problems, few care

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With endless ads for erectile dysfunction drugs on TV and guys often kidding each other about sexual problems, you'd be forgiven for wondering whether women have sexual problems of their own. According to a new study, less than half of women say they have "sexual function problems," while even fewer do something about them.

A researcher at the University of Texas at Austin reports that between one-third and one-half of women say they have an issue with getting turned on or feeling satisfied in bed. However:

…only about 10 percent are worried about those troubles.

Unsurprisingly, the 10 percent of women who experience both problems with desire and stress about sexual function have received the bulk of the research attention – they're the ones with real problems, after all. But studies on the happily dysfunctional might provide hints into the factors that influence sexual distress. [Yahoo! News]

Researchers had long claimed that sexual problems were causing depression in women, but that's not necessarily so. The real question, according to the UT Austin researcher, is what makes a sexual problem such a big deal that a woman does do something about it? Unfortunately, we don't have any solid answers… yet.