Greeks lose their sexual appetite just before an election, according to the results of a survey conducted in the countdown to last month’s local authority polls. The survey, carried out by the Society for the Study of Human Sexuality (EMAS) between September 15 and October 15, found that most of the 1,700 respondents quizzed claimed to have had only half their usual sexual contact during that time. Most claimed to have had sex an average of twice a month as compared to their usual four times a month. Meanwhile, 63 percent of respondents claimed that their vote in recent elections went to the candidate they regarded as most attractive. EMAS also concluded that social conflict can cause sexual problems after noting that calls by teachers to its helpline tripled during a six-week strike in the education sector.