Coinciding with the outsourcing and IT boom, India is reporting more sexual disorders, divorces and extra-marital affairs, according to some leading sexologists.
“Problems related to sex were due to changing food habits, lack of exercise, unusual work hours and more stress,” P Ganesan Adaikan, professor in Singapore National University said.
BPO employees who regularly work in nights were the worst affected, he said. “Sexual transmitters like non-adrenergic substances would be secreted more during nights. When night is lost in work, the most suitable time for sex life is lost, leading to broken marriages and unhappy married lives,” he said.
Fibre and protein rich foods like ragi and maize are fast disappearing, with carbohydrates and fats taking their place, Adaikan said. Increasing stress was another major cause for failures in sexual life and in marriage life,,he said.