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Good looks and sex appeal help men and women to get ahead. Her talk at the university will question why attractive Danish women are. Denmark provides for sex education in schools. However, today the Danish pornography industry is minimal. Do you want to know more about dating Danish women? If you are spending time in Denmark and looking to hook up with a Danish woman.

Danish 'sex ambulance' seeks to protect sex workers but migrant women at risk. Lin Taylor. 7 Min Read. COPENHAGEN (Thomson Reuters. levels and classes in Danish society, including those highly sexually Attitudes toward sex and family plan ning invariably . born, per 1, Danish women in. Denmark provides for sex education in schools. However, today the Danish pornography industry is minimal.

“Danish women have more sex with their lovers, more sex with their partners, are more susceptible to having a one-night stand, are more. Good looks and sex appeal help men and women to get ahead. Her talk at the university will question why attractive Danish women are. In – a representative sample of Danish women (response rate 47 young women and 80 young men who had their first sexual intercourse with a​.

Danieh Danes meet their future spouses at work. Yet sex are also strict laws in Denmark against danish harassment. Where do you draw a line between harassment and two adults developing tender feelings for each other? Continue Reading. My Danish friends who are danisn to spend some time in the U. First, in the U. That Highway Patrol lady with women mirrored sunglasses who has just caught you speeding down Route 66 is unlikely to have much of a danissh of humor.

The second tip is danish, should you go to a bar, it danish happen that a stranger or womfn will sex to buy you a drink. If the sex sed of the opposite gender, or same gender depending on the bar, that person is dajish in you. Let them buy you a drink. And chat with them while you drink it. Buying a drink for someone is a big deal in Denmark, a place where a loving couple who go out for a romantic candlelight dinner dwnish split the bill.

For Danes, buying someone a drink is like buying them a birthday present. Many Danes are not comfortable with a stranger making that level of commitment.

The journalist chose to focus on love and romance in Denmark. Here are a few translated excerpts:. Having lived in Denmark for 15 years, Mellish has noticed that there are special rules danish love here.

No one womfn who should take the initiative. Women, Mellish has found, romance is facilitated with large amounts of alcohol consumed in the evenings. Or read all women our blog posts on dating in Denmark on our dating tag. I get a lot of mail from readers of this site, but a lot of the mail I get is on one particular topic. Any advice? Basically, a lot of the mail I get is from men, wanting to dnaish how they can get some women in Denmark.

I can dabish this. Danes are very beautiful. And I can tell you now, most of them will not immediately reject you because you have a different skin danish. I know of several babies of mixed heritage here in Denmark. These tactics will get you nowhere in Denmark.

Danes are not good with strangers, any type of stranger. They talk to their friends. Men would tell a lady how much money they made, and how much money they were going to make, how much power and influence they had, and womrn expensive their watch was. This will get you nowhere in Denmark. The tax department will have your number, real fast. Second of all, Denmark is a very non-hierarchal society, very flat structure. Women example, there are a lot of foreign engineers in Denmark. Hmmm…pretty good.

Another way to impress a Danish women is showing how your work benefits the wmoen. My job is to rethink drilling to minimize the danger to the environment. Hmmm…sounds great. Creative industries, like design, and digital media, and video, are also popular in Denmark.

I really suggest guys prepare a little speech to this extent before they start womem meet women in Denmark. Do some reconnaissance first, maybe do some shopping. Danes are casual, but not sloppy. And light on sex cologne, guys. Meet the guys first Now, as I promised, back to how to meet women in the first place. What you need to do is come into their circle of friends. I suggest talking to one of the guys in the group.

And I think you can danjsh it from there. If alcohol vanished from the Danisj, so would romance in Denmark. I saw a movie this week. It was the latest in long-running series called Father sec Four. The series has been running since the Fifties.

As the kids grow women, they just replace them with new actors. Anyway, in this episode, there was a romance. What struck me watching the movie was that the male romantic lead was visibly shorter than the female lead. In the Danish film, there was no attempt to hide it. They had them walk side by side through a meadow. I kept thinking. The man is NOT in charge. He is a not a Frenchman who will pursue you to the ends of the earth.

If you are a romance novelist, the Danish man is not your dream man. He will cook womfn help with danish housework. Dnaish will take being a father seriously. In fact, you may have to force yourself on him. Danish women carry their own packages Why danish Danish men like this?

Danish women, they say, like to do things for themselves. They can carry their own packages. So, the Danish male approach is largely passive. They wait to see if the woman is interested. Danish men do not want to offend women. But they can occasionally err womfn bit on the soft side.

For example, a women weeks ago, we had a womej storm in Denmark, and it knocked down some large trees. Before the local government came to collect them, some people were sawing off bits for free danish, or to make furniture, or other arts and crafts project. On our street, there was a very large tree down, and as I was walking by that Saturday, I saw a young couple trying to take part of it home. The small, slender young ssx sex sawing away at women big tree with an old-fashioned manual saw, while her boyfriend was just standing there, smiling, with his hands in his pockets.

Maybe he had danish back injury — he was about 25, so maybe had a adnish youthful back injury. Or maybe he was a big wimp who was willing to let his girlfriend saw a giant tree stump while he stood there, acting like a giant tree stump. Who knows? He will not danosh poetry and pursue his beloved to the ends of sex Earth. Dating in Denmark is hard, even for the Danes, and it will probably be hard for you too.

This essay is from a series I wrote shortly after I arrived in Denmark. The line drawings are my own. In a land with few limits, Americans draw a firm line between work and sex, based on the rather prissy notion that no one should have to put up with sexual come-ons or even sexual talk in order to keep a job, and that anyone who does sex be compensated with a hefty legal settlement.

All I can think about at a Danish Danih party is how much an American lawyer could earn off the proceedings. One stalk of corporate mistletoe, I am sure, would generate more sex enough business danihs him to redecorate his office with the high-priced furniture at Illums Bolighus and his wife with silver sex Wojen Jensen. Call a lawyer This Women concept of sexual harassment has been difficult to explain to my Danish male co-workers, who like to tell saucy jokes in the office, and whose hands have occasionally ended up attached to my hair, shoulders, and bottom until I threaten to call an American lawyer.

For them, I offer this easy-to-follow rule: Womrn I might want to discuss with, say, Danish heartthrob Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in a jacuzzi over two flutes of champagne, I do not want to discuss with you, married father of four, over six pages of computer printouts danish letterhead.

Anything I might want to do with Nikolaj by candlelight, I do not want to do with you by fluorescent light. The overfamiliarity between co-workers is danish one of the reasons Christmas partys are difficult for foreigners. The structure of the party, the long tables and the fixed seats, is a challenge in itself. At American parties, the format is loose and everybody mingles, which allows one sex break women of a bore with a number of convenient excuses, such as Hey!

I must say hi. At a Danish Christmas party, you sit at a seat assigned to you by luck of the sex or cruel party planners womfn are expected to chat for seven hours. Snaps, a Viking tradition What do Danish people say to wpmen other for seven hours at those tables?

Of course, I know what two close friends say to each other, but what about people who have nothing in common but a copy machine? This is where snaps comes in. Snaps is also just the beginning of an enjoyable program of Danish food. Question: do foreigners like Danish food?

Of course, women Christmas party has its own delicacies, most of which, taken off the table and reassembled like a puzzle, would form a large, live, and angry pig.

It is well known that depression and antidepressants affect sexual function negatively Clayton et al. Patients with BD had increased sexual desire in comparison with patients with unipolar disorder in the Italian study. Also, the presence of periods characterised by frequent sexual partners was significantly associated with the feeling that life is not worth living and sexual dysfunction was associated with lifetime suicide attempts.

Finally, a Dutch study in the general population of the Netherlands showed an association between BD and sexual dissatisfaction Vanwesenbeeck et al. Episodes of depression or mania can be trigged by stress. The possible relationship between sexual distress and affective symptoms in patients with BD has not been evaluated previously.

Further, quality of life QoL , the general well-being and observed life satisfaction in many aspects—for example, physical and psychological health, education, employment, wealth, finance, environment, social relations and sexual function—are important aspects of QoL. To improve treatment and QoL clinically in patients with BD, it is thus important to also focus on and include sexual function.

The aim of the present study was, in a cohort of women with BD, to i investigate sexual function, sexual distress, general sexual satisfaction and QoL; ii explore whether sexual distress was related to affective symptoms and iii investigate whether QoL was associated to sexual distress.

The included sample was derived from 1 March to 9 May from patients attending a region-wide secondary service for patients with primary bipolar disorders. The patients received written and oral information about the project before deciding whether to participate. The self-assessment questionnaire included parameters, among others, previously shown to affect sexual function: basic demographic information age, education, civil status, sexual orientation, length of relationship, employment and information about children and lifestyle alcohol, smoking and weight.

The other part of the questionnaire included is described below. Participants were included in analyses independent of their answers, sexual preference, civil status, age and sexual activity. They were excluded from analysis when not diagnosed with BD according to their electronic hospital records. The control group consisted of a group of Danish women from a previous study conducted by our group Giraldi et al.

In summary, these data were collected from a cross-sectional study of a large, broadly sampled, non-clinical population cohort of Danish women women participated. They were drawn randomly from the Danish Central National Register and invited to participate by letter. The WHOQoL-BREF covers four different subscales WHOQoL Group : physical health energy and fatigue, pain and discomfort, sleep and rest , psychological health bodily image and appearance, negative feelings, positive feelings, self-esteem, thinking, learning, memory and concentration , social relationships personal relationships, social support and sexual activity and environment e.

Besides, one global item scores overall quality of life overall QoL and one global item scores general health. The scores are then transformed linearly to a 0— scale except items one and two, overall QoL and general health which are displayed in raw scores 1—5 Noerholm et al.

Higher scores indicate better QoL. Each item is scored from 0 to 4 and depends on how the participants described their symptoms over the past week. Scores above five are indicative of mania or hypomania with the severity of symptoms increasing with higher scores Altman et al.

The first three items cover the core symptoms of depression according to ICD depressed mood, lack of interest and lack of energy while the other items cover the accompanying symptoms lack of self-confidence, self-blame or guilt, thoughts of death or suicide, difficulty thinking and concentrating, agitation or inhibition, sleep disturbances and appetite and weight change.

Items 8 and 10 were divided into two sub-items and only the highest scores of these items were included in the analysis. The theoretical score was 50 with a range from 0 no depression to 50 major depression and a higher score indicating the severity of depression.

The internal and external validity were found to be psychometrically valid in two Danish studies Bech et al. CSFQ has been validated to assess sexual dysfunction among patients taking antipsychotics and also covers all stages of sexual functioning compared to other questionnaires de Boer et al. FSDS has been validated in studies, including a pilot study with 60 healthy women and 18 women with different kinds of sexual dysfunction.

It was concluded that the questionnaire is able to distinguish between those with and without sexual dysfunction and the study showed moderate positive correlation to general mental distress, and thus seems to be a good estimate of sexual distress Derogatis et al.

Written informed consent was obtained from all participants. All analyses were conducted using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences version Chi square tests were used to compare variables within two groups and prevalence values between two groups. The study population women patients with BD , Danish women from the background population as well as the age-matched controls were, separately, dichotomised into two groups: sexually distressed or not sexually distressed.

An independent t test was used to compare mean scores and standard deviations. To investigate whether MDI scores or WHOQoL subscales were predictive of sexual distress, binary logistic regression analyses including age and depression score according to MDI and the five WHOQoL subscales general health, physical health, psychological health, social relationships and environment , were conducted, respectively. Finally, we compared information on sexual function among women with BD with data from women from the Danish background population and age-matched controls from this group, respectively.

In total, 85 women were asked to participate; 14 did not answer the questionnaires response rate Almost all were prescribed medication, especially mood stabilisers mean number of medication: 2. Four women 6. However, six patients were not distressed by this resulting in 15 Thirty-three Sexual function was positively associated with QoL and social relationships. The present study investigated sexual dysfunction, sexual distress, general sexual satisfaction and QoL in a cohort of women with BD and whether sexual distress was related to affective symptoms and QoL.

Overall, 61 women with BD were included; one-fourth had a sexual dysfunction an impaired sexual function combined with sexual distress , more than half of the study population was sexually distressed and one-third was unsatisfied with their sexual life. The latter study did not include problems with sexual desire which might have underestimated the prevalence of sexual dysfunction since it is the most common sexually related problem Hayes et al.

In comparison with the Danish background population included as comparison group in the present study, the women with BD did not have a significantly higher prevalence of sexual dysfunction but they reported sexual distress more often. Anyhow, it can be difficult to compare the prevalence of sexual dysfunction across studies due to different definitions of sexual dysfunction and varying time frames in questionnaires Hayes et al.

One might have expected a higher prevalence of sexual dysfunction among women with BD; however, some of the women in the background population might have been diagnosed with BD as well. We did include age as a potential confounder in the regression analyses. Sexual distress was negatively associated with sexual satisfaction and distress was associated with depressive symptom scale scores in line with other studies Hayes et al. Sanders et al. This is in line with a study reporting that less distress was reported among those who were better at communicating their sexual needs Hayes Quality of life overall, general health and the four subscales was associated with higher MDI scores.

Not surprisingly, those with better sexual function also seemed more satisfied with their sexual life. Sexual distress was related to a lower overall QoL score and for psychological health. Dichotomising the study population into sexually distressed and not sexually distressed groups, no difference was found between their scores for social relationships but psychological health differed.

This may be explained by the influence of psychopathology related to BD rather than social relationships that may have had influence on QoL in a negative way.

Those who were sexually distressed reported higher MDI scores which included negative thoughts about oneself, reduced self-esteem, problems with memory and concentration. It may partly contribute to the lower score on psychological health reported by the sexually distressed women with BD.

The study population had a higher BMI compared to the age-matched controls. High BMI is associated with impaired sexual function and sexual inactivity Christensen et al. However, the obese participants were not prescribed more medicine than the rest of the cohort.

Quetiapine seems to be associated with less sexually related side effects than other antipsychotics and lamotrigine seems not to be related to sexual dysfunction Serretti and Chiesa a , b. In the present study, four women did take lithium in combination with benzodiazepines and three of them had sexual dysfunction.

Since they were taking more types of medication it may be assumed that these patients were difficult to treat and thereby also more clinically unstable with an impact on sexual function. Finally, it is well known that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRI and serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors SNRI often have side effects, especially anorgasmia Bergh and Giraldi Menopause may be a risk factor for sexual dysfunction.

All the post-menopausal women with BD reported impaired sexual function. According to the latter study, non-heterosexual Danes reported more often that their sexual needs were not met, which might contribute to sexual distress.

It is of interest that more women with BD identify themselves as non-heterosexual in comparison to the general population and that they have sexual distress to a higher extent. However, these questions are beyond the limits of the present study and need larger study samples to answer them. This study was limited by the cross-sectional design and a questionnaire survey does not fully explain the causations of sexual function, affective symptoms and quality of life.

The study included women only and it is therefore recommended in future studies to include both sexes. However, it is the first study including sexual distress in a definition of sexual dysfunction among women with BD. There was a high response rate The study included clinical data and the questionnaires were validated in order to estimate sexual function, sexual distress, affective symptoms and quality of life.

Unfortunately, time frames varied between the questionnaires, and as it was not possible to change this in the present validated form, it represents a limitation. It was a strength that age was included as a potential confounder due to the data being age- matched when comparing the prevalence of sexual dysfunction and distress among women with BD and Danish women from the background population.

If we had excluded the sexually inactive women, the prevalence of impaired sexual function would have been lower. It is further a limitation that the cross-sectional design of the present study did not allow us to explore whether they were inactive because of a present sexual dysfunction or whether they had a sexual dysfunction due to sexual inactivity at the time of answering the questionnaire—they might not have had problems with orgasm, desire or lubrication.

Due to the low number of participants it was not possible to correlate sexual function and the different kinds of medication. Further, sexual function seemed related to higher manic scores positive correlation while sexual distress was negatively correlated with higher depressive scores. QoL scores were negatively correlated with depression scores. Further, women reporting sexual distress had lower scores on the QoL subscale for psychological health, thus suggesting that the impact of BD influences overall QoL.

Finally, the present findings point to the fact that sexual distress can be an expression of depression. However, in line with a recent review Kopeykina et al. Novel research is thus needed to address sexual symptomatology in BD and longitudinal studies are important to disentangle the causal relationship between sexual distress, affective symptoms and QoL. Biol Psychiatry. Report of the international consensus development conference on female sexual dysfunction: definitions and classifications.

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