SINGAPORE - A survey which polled 800 women in Singapore aged 18 to 50, found that only three in 10 women are satisfied with their sex lives.
Feeling loved and happy were also ranked as the top two benefits from having sex, followed by feeling beautiful and healthy.
Conducted by global research company TNS in March 2015, the Good Vibe survey, which is commissioned by a Swedish brand of "personal massagers" Smile Makers, investigated the perception of sexual well-being and views on self-pleasure of women.
An interesting finding from the survey is that women in Singapore masturbate thrice a month on average and 50 per cent think the ideal frequency should be at least once a week.
Also, 67 per cent of women have masturbated as it makes them feel happy and good about themselves, while half of the women surveyed still believe talking about it is taboo.
In addition, one in five women polled use a vibrator and 60 per cent of them are open to buying vibrators online or at trusted retail shops.
Other survey findings showed that one in two women engage in self-pleasure to relieve stress and tension.
Also, Singaporean women ranked financial security and having good relationships as the most important while sexual satisfaction was ranked the lowest.
The lack of satisfaction in the sex lives of women can be attributed to the loss of interest in sexual activity and the inability to achieve orgasm, according to a statement from Smile Makers, a Swedish brand of "personal massagers".
Professor P. Ganesan Adaikan, a research professor in the department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the National University of Singapore, said: "Many people do not realise that sexual well-being is important for health, and when we are time-strapped it naturally ranks low on the priority list.
"Studies have shown that being sexually stimulated, whether through sex or self-pleasure, creates endorphins and oxytocin which in turn trigger positive feelings and wellbeing," he added.