SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION EXPERIENCED BY JAMAICAN ADULT MALE: POST COVID-19
Keywords:sexual dysfunction, mental health, Jamaican male, post COVID-19
This study was conducted to determine sexual dysfunctions among Jamaican adult male during the COVID-19 pandemic. A quantitative research design was utilized to gather data among 1067 respondents aged 18 years and above sampled from a population of 1,242,775 Jamaican male living across the 14 parishes. The data collection was done by using a standardized web-based survey. That Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyze the data retrieved from the participating respondents. Of the sampled group, the largest percentage of respondents (25.6% or 273), were aged 18 to 28 years of age, 31.2% or 333 of the participants in this research were confident that they could not only achieve an erection but also maintain it. 24.6% stated that they were able to achieve an erection and 24.7% said that this achieved erection was hard enough for penetration. 29.1% of respondents reported very high sex drives, 32.6% high sex drives, 27.1% moderate sex drives, and 6.3% low sex drives. It can be concluded from the findings of this research that, while the mental health of Jamaican men has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, their sexual desires and functioning were not.
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