The Burden Of Premature Ejaculation

The Burden Of Premature Ejaculation


I want to share with you the scientific study of how premature ejaculation affects both man’s and woman’s life.

It was published back in 2008 and included 172 men and 67 women from the US, UK,  Italy, France, Germany, and Poland.

Here’s the overview of the study:

Characterizing the burden of premature ejaculation from a patient and partner perspective: a multi-country qualitative analysis
by Dennis Revicki, Kellee Howard, Jennifer Hanlon, Sally Mannix, Alison Greene and Margaret Rothman

ABSTRACT

Background: Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common sexual dysfunction among men which affects men and their partners. Little qualitative data are available to characterize the impact of PE on men and their partners about ejaculatory control, sexual satisfaction, emotional distress and relationships. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of PE from the perspective of men with PE and the female partners of men with PE on their sexual experience, distress and relationships.

Methods: Qualitative data were collected through 14 focus groups in the US and through one-on-one interviews in the US, UK, Italy, France, Germany, and Poland. Study participants included heterosexual men with PE and female partners of males with PE. All participants were asked about how PE affects their daily life, including emotional impacts. One-on-one interviews also included obtaining feedback on the male and female versions of 4-single item measures of PE focusing on ejaculatory control, satisfaction with intercourse, interpersonal distress, and relationship difficulty.

Results: Participants included 172 males with PE and 67 female partners of men with PE. Lack of control over ejaculation and dissatisfaction with intercourse emerged as central themes of PE. Lack of ejaculatory control resulted in greater dissatisfaction and greater emotional distress, including feelings of inadequacy, disappointment, and anxiety. Continued PE ultimately leads to greater problems with partners and often disrupts partner relationships. Participants indicated that PE was keeping them from attaining complete intimacy in their relationships even when their partners were generally satisfied with sexual intercourse. Impacts of PE on sexual satisfaction, emotional distress and partner relationships were consistent across countries. Feedback on the single-item PE measures confirmed relevance of the item content and further confirmed major themes identified from the qualitative data.

Conclusion: This qualitative study provides valuable insights on the substantial psychosocial burden of PE in the US and the Europe. Lack of control over ejaculation resulted in dissatisfaction with intercourse and increased emotional distress, and wide-ranging impact for both men with PE and their partners of men with PE. Data collected in this study may help inform the content of new patient reported measures for use in PE research.

Published: 12 May 2008
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008, 6:33 doi:10.1186/1477-7525-6-33
© 2008 Revicki et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Click here to download full study (10 pages PDF, 266 KB)

If you have premature ejaculation this may not seem super interesting to you, because you already know how PE makes you feel. But before you dismiss it, you should know that this study also reveals how women REALLY feel about your premature ejaculation.

Here’s a sneak-peak…

Most women expressed disappointment, dissatisfaction and frustration in their sexual relationship and level of intimacy because of PE: “So then there’s just kind of a dis- appointment.” Some expressed anger, particularly when their partners denied that there was a problem: “You feel like you don’t get his attention or anything.” Many of the women were reassuring, which helped the males feel less anxious about sex. However, many of the men noted that they felt this reassurance was not always genuine; they sensed that the women did not want to undermine their self-confidence: “I think she’s being sensitive not to shatter my precious male ego.” One reaction identified only among some female partners was a feeling of relief because, given that they had busy schedules, they did not have time for lengthy sex.

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4 comments

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by bayan escort on June 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm. Reply #

When having sex, some men are thinking one step ahead. This is good in chess, but disastrous in bed. Start focussing on how wonderful every sensation feels – and I mean everything. Including what you do to her, and what she does to you that doesn’t immediately contribute to orgasm. By focussing on the process, your body does not feel pressured to acchieve some goal. Remember: you are having sex for fun, not out of a reproductive necessity. Treat it as you would anything else you do for fun.

by Tony Hill on April 24, 2013 at 2:57 pm. Reply #

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