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Poor Sexual Health Impacts Productivity: Key finding from Qurex’s Sexual Health Index

In our hurried, bustling lives, we’re trying to ace the act of staying on top of our physical health. We track our steps, calories, sleep, body temperature, heart rate and whatnot! But have you ever thought about your sexual health? We’re not just talking about practicing safe sex or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) but considering a broader spectrum here – poor sexual health impacts our work productivity, relationships, mental health, self-esteem, and overall wellbeing.

Intriguing, isn’t it? Well, let’s dive more into this!

Health indicators like the Body Mass Index (BMI) have been traditionally accepted as a measure to gauge our health. But what about our sexual health? For a facet of health so integral to our existence, it’s surprising we don’t have a well-established measure.

But hey, don’t you worry! There’s something on the horizon, something that’ll bridge this gap – Qurex’s Sexual Health Index (SHI).


What is Sexual Health Index (SHI)?

SHI is a scientifically-curated questionnaire developed under the guidance of top doctors including andrologists, gynecologists, urologists, sexologists, psychiatrists and psychologists. It has 23 questions spanning five critical dimensions:

  1. Relationship quality
  2. Self-confidence
  3. Mental and physical wellbeing
  4. Sexual awareness
  5. Productivity

By assessing these five aspects, the SHI provides a comprehensive report of an individual’s sexual health. Each aspect influences the SHI score, painting a multi-dimensional picture of an individual’s sexual health and its wider impacts.

Take the SHI test.


Key Findings from Qurex SHI Survey

Recently, the SHI was put to the test with 4000+ respondents across various states and cities in India. Most responses were from states of Maharashtra, Delhi, Karnataka, and Gujarat, and the cities being Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Ahmedabad. Respondent age group varied between 24 to 44 years.

The results? They were eye-opening.

Sexual Health Index Report 2023: Qurex
Sexual Health Index Report 2023: Qurex

Despite the widely prevalent taboo around discussing sexual health, a whopping 50% of the respondents admitted to working at productivity levels of 60% or less due to issues related to sexual health.

The average SHI score for these 4000+ respondents stood at 76, indicating a moderately positive level of sexual health and wellbeing within the sample.

But, is that the whole picture?


Also Read: Basic steps to enhance your sex life


Key takeaways from SHI findings

While a SHI score of 76 might seem satisfactory on the surface, we shouldn’t overlook the productivity confession by half of the survey takers.

It’s a clear call for us to be more open, accepting, and communicative about sexual health. Whether it’s more proactive discussions, access to expert advice, or building a supportive community, we must collectively work to improve the sexual health of our nation and improve our productivity.

The SHI data underlines an important message – that our nation has started acknowledging the significance of sexual health. However, we still have a long way to go in truly embracing it as an integral part of our overall wellbeing.

Just like we do not shy away from discussing our weight or sleep patterns, we need to cultivate an environment where sexual health discussions are normalized. Because at the end of the day, sexual health is not an isolated aspect, it’s a pivotal pillar supporting our holistic wellbeing.

So, let’s start this conversation, India.

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