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Sex help line draws bolder Greek males

Greek men are far more open to talking about sex than women, while residents of Athens’s western suburbs are more likely to seek advice about sexual problems than their wealthier counterparts in the northern suburbs, according to the Society for the Study of Human Sexuality (EMAS). EMAS said yesterday that data collected from 1,489 calls over the course of a year showed that 82 percent of calls were from men, while nearly two-thirds of the women that contacted the service did so on behalf of their male partners. Residents from Athens’s less affluent western suburbs accounted for 42 percent of the inquiries, mainly because the neighborhoods lack easily accessible medical services. Money also plays a role in sexual issues. Wealthier people sometimes satisfy sexual urges by purchasing expensive consumer items, such as cars, EMAS says.