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How does the Polish population feel about their sex life? – A nationwide survey research

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Sexuality is a significant pillar of a romantic relationship, and sexual satisfaction is closely related to the stability of the relationship as well as satisfaction associated with it. The aim of this paper was to briefly characterize the sex life of Poles, especially regarding safe sex, sexual assertiveness and satisfaction with sexual life. A Poland-wide on-line survey was conducted between January and March 2019. 2205 anonymous answers were analyzed. To compare the knowledge of heterosexual and non-heterosexual persons, medical students were excluded from both groups. We identified three studied populations: heterosexuals excluding medical students, non-heterosexuals excluding medical students and medical students. Participants were asked for taking a stance to a few statements. The majority of respondents declared that their sexual contacts are always as safe as they want and they can easily refuse sexual contact with another person. Furthermore, most of the respondents were also satisfied with their sex life, especially the group of medical students.
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  • Department of Infectious Diseases and Hepatology, Medical University of Silesia, Bytom, Poland
  • Department of Infectious Diseases and Hepatology, Medical University of Silesia, Bytom, Poland
  • Department of Infectious Diseases and Hepatology, Medical University of Silesia, Bytom, Poland
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